ERNST J. DRENICK, M.D.
Numerous instances of orthostatic hypotension have been reported. However, severe hypertensive cardiovascular disease complicating postural hypotension has apparently not been observed. Death as the direct result of postural hypotension has been reported very infrequently, and only a few complete postmortem studies are on record.1, 2 In this case the death seemed to have been caused by the hypotension and an autopsy was performed.
A 61 year old Negro male was admitted to the Domiciliary of the Los Angeles Veterans Administration Center on January 30, 1951. His chief complaints were weakness, lightheadedness, dizziness and fainting spells of three years'
DRENICK EJ. ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION IN THE PRESENCE OF HYPERTENSIVE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE(ORTHOSTATIC HYPOTENSION IN THE PRESENCE OF HYPERTENSIVE CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE*). Ann Intern Med. 1957;47:124–131. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-47-1-124
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1957;47(1):124-131.
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