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Orthostatic hypotension questionable. I thought more like tia. How can we tell for sure ?
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Dr. Colin Kerr
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In brief: Hypotension vs TIA
Sometimes a diagnosis of orthostatic hypotension (classicallly, dizziness when you stand up) is hard to prove.
There is a fairly elaborate test called "tilt table" testing, which can confirm the difficult cases. A TIA does not produce the same symptoms of lightheadedness/dizziness. A TIA produces brief neurological symptoms, loss of speech, weakness in a hand, etc. Can't be proven in retrospect.

In brief: Hypotension vs TIA
Sometimes a diagnosis of orthostatic hypotension (classicallly, dizziness when you stand up) is hard to prove.
There is a fairly elaborate test called "tilt table" testing, which can confirm the difficult cases. A TIA does not produce the same symptoms of lightheadedness/dizziness. A TIA produces brief neurological symptoms, loss of speech, weakness in a hand, etc. Can't be proven in retrospect.
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