Orthostatic Hypotension

Orthostatic Hypotension

 

 

This patient had a history of passing out. In this case the blood pressure dropped steadily from the onset of the tilt table test. The initial systolic BP of 155 mm Hg dropped to 60 mm Hg over 30 minutes, associated with an increase in heart rate from 85 beats per minute to 100 beats per minute.

The patient felt rather light-headed at this stage!