Orthostatic hypotension commonly affects elderly patients and those suffering from diabetes mellitus and Parkinson's disease. It is a cause of significant morbidity in the affected patients. The goal of this review is to outline the pathophysiology, evaluation, and management of the patients suffering from orthostatic hypotension.
aDivision of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins Medical Institute, Baltimore, Maryland
bDivision of Cardiology, Heart and Vascular Institute, Einstein Medical Center Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
cDivision of Cardiology, University of Toledo Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio, USA
Correspondence to Khalil Kanjwal, MD, Heart and Vascular Institute, Einstein Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA Tel: +1 4193405511; fax: +1 2154503781; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Received 13 May, 2013
Revised 5 July, 2013
Accepted 3 August, 2013