Orthostatic blood pressure changes and silent cerebrovascular disease

Kazuomi Kario, Kazuyuki Shimada

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We examined the relationship between orthostatic hypertension or hypotension and risk for cerebrovascular disease in 241 elderly hypertensive patients. Patients were grouped by orthostatic systolic blood pressure changes in response to a head-up tilt test: orthostatic hypertension (increase ≥ 20 mm Hg), orthostatic hypotension (decrease > 20 mm Hg), or orthostatic normotension (increase or decrease < 20 mm Hg). Silent cerebral infarcts were more prevalent in the groups with abnormal orthostatic changes, which appear to be risk factors for hypertensive cerebrovascular disease in the elderly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-14
Number of pages5
JournalCardiology Review
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 2003


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