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Standing evokes a complex series of physiologic adjustments designed to maintain cerebral blood flow. When these circulatory phenomena are disturbed, blood pressure may fall, or peripheral edema may result. Such disturbances may range from the innocuous and self-limiting to the debilitating and remorselessly progressive.
In 1972, Dr. Streeten described hyperbradykinism as a rare cause of orthostatic hypotension. He now presents a comprehensive assessment of circulatory disturbances related to standing: edema, hypotension, and (interestingly) hypertension. Microcirculatory physiology is discussed and the pathogenesis, clinical features, and treatment of orthostatic edema are considered. The second part of the book deals with blood pressure
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Orthostatic Disorders of the Circulation. Mechanisms, Manifestations, and Treatment.. Ann Intern Med. 1987;107:269–270. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-107-2-269_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;107(2):269-270.
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