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What is the pathophysiology of hypotension?

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Dr. Andrew Freeman
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Hypotension or low blood pressure can happen for a variety of reasons.
Acute illness (i.e. Sepsis), adrenal gland insufficiency, overmedication, heart failure are just a few of the many reasons for low blood pressure. Additional causes can be volume depletion (orthostasis), or a variety of neurocardiogenic causes such as pots or similar.

In brief: Many

Hypotension or low blood pressure can happen for a variety of reasons.
Acute illness (i.e. Sepsis), adrenal gland insufficiency, overmedication, heart failure are just a few of the many reasons for low blood pressure. Additional causes can be volume depletion (orthostasis), or a variety of neurocardiogenic causes such as pots or similar.
Dr. Andrew Freeman
Dr. Andrew Freeman
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Hypotension

Hypotension implies a decreased peripheral vascular resistance, decreased intravascular volume and/or inadequate cardiac force generation in systole.
Normal pressure has adequate amounts of all these to result in a normal pressure range. Decrease in one or all contributes to hypotension.

In brief: Hypotension

Hypotension implies a decreased peripheral vascular resistance, decreased intravascular volume and/or inadequate cardiac force generation in systole.
Normal pressure has adequate amounts of all these to result in a normal pressure range. Decrease in one or all contributes to hypotension.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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