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What is the difference between postural hypotension and orthostatic hypotension?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Semantics

They mean the same thing.
Postural hypotension theoretically could mean any change in posture that induces low blood pressure, but in reality this is only seen when assuming a standing-up position from seated or lying down. Orthostatic hypotension describes the same phenomenon.

In brief: Semantics

They mean the same thing.
Postural hypotension theoretically could mean any change in posture that induces low blood pressure, but in reality this is only seen when assuming a standing-up position from seated or lying down. Orthostatic hypotension describes the same phenomenon.
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Almost same

Positional hypotension refers to decrease in blood pressure with standing.
While orthostatic hypotension refers to a defined decrease of BP drop and increase in heart rate with standing from a recumbent position.

In brief: Almost same

Positional hypotension refers to decrease in blood pressure with standing.
While orthostatic hypotension refers to a defined decrease of BP drop and increase in heart rate with standing from a recumbent position.
Dr. Jovita Anyanwu
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Dr. John Burns
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Same thing

Two ways of expressing the same issue, a fall in BP when standing.

In brief: Same thing

Two ways of expressing the same issue, a fall in BP when standing.
Dr. John Burns
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