CLIFFORD R. WEIS, M.D., F.A.C.P.
The diagnosis of postural hypotension, as first described by Bradbury and Eggleston,1 is predicated upon the following phenomena: (1) syncopal attacks on change of posture with a drop of the systolic blood pressure to the shock levels; (2) anhidrosis; (3) increased distress during the heat of the summer months; (4) slow and unchanging pulse rate with marked variation in the blood pressure; (5) slight decrease in the basal metabolic rate; (6) signs of slight and indefinite changes in the central nervous system; (7) blood urea at the upper normal level. Other relevant signs or symptoms in one or more of
WEIS CR. POSTURAL HYPOTENSION WITH SYNCOPE: REPORT OF A CASE CURED WITH EPHEDRINE SULPHATE1. Ann Intern Med. 1935;8:920–922. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-8-8-920
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