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what is the normal increase in heart rate from laying down to standing in a healthy adult ? as well as blood pressure from laying to standing ?

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Dr. David Brouwer
29 years experience Internal Medicine
Orthostasis: The heart rate and blood pressure can vary from lying to standing, and abnormal changes can cause lightheadedness and malaise. Orthostasis is the term if the blood pressure drops more than 10 mm hg or the heart rate increases more than 20 beats per minute upon standing.
Answered on Jan 31, 2015
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