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Medifam

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BAYONA FARO, C. A.; SANTIAGO BAUTISTA, J. M.; ORIOL DAZA, A.  y  MUNOZ MARTINEZ, M. J.. Orthostatic hypotension in the elderly. Medifam [online]. 2002, vol.12, n.9, pp.59-84. ISSN 1131-5768.

In this review is presented the main features of orthostatic hypotension that occurred in the elderly patients. It is really an ill-studied disease and scarcely detected in Primary Health Care. This review highlights the elevated prevalence of this disease, the need of a systematic detection, the difficulty in its diagnose, its importance as a vascular risk in patients aged 65 or elder and gives clues for management and treatment in the practices of Primary Health Care.

Palabras clave : Orthostatic hypotension; Primary Health Care; Age.

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