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Uncontrolled hypertension and orthostatic hypotension in relation to standing balance in elderly hypertensive patients

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Uncontrolled hypertension and orthostatic hypotension in relation to standing balance in elderly hypertensive patients
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Clinical Interventions in Aging, January 2015
DOI 10.2147/cia.s81283
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Shanshan Shen, Jiaojiao Chu, Xujiao Chen, Ting He, Jin He

Abstract

To investigate the associations among uncontrolled hypertension, orthostatic hypotension (OH), and standing balance impairment in the elderly hypertensive patients referred to comprehensive geriatric assessment (CGA). In a cross-sectional study, a total of 176 elderly hypertensive patients who underwent CGA were divided into OH group (n=36) and non-OH group (n=140) according to blood pressure measurement in the supine position, after immediate standing up, and after 1 minute and 3 minutes of standing position. Uncontrolled hypertension was defined as blood pressure of ≥140/90 mmHg if accompanied by diabetes mellitus (DM) or chronic kidney disease (CKD), or ≥150/90 mmHg if no DM and no CKD. Standing balance, including immediate standing balance and prolonged standing balance, was assessed in side-by-side and tandem stance. Neither uncontrolled hypertension nor OH was associated with prolonged standing balance impairment in elderly hypertensive patients (P>0.05). Blood pressure decrease after postural change was significantly associated with immediate standing balance impairment in side-by-side and tandem stance (P<0.05). Patients with OH were at greater risk of immediate standing balance impairment in both side-by-side and tandem stance than those without OH (odds ratio [OR] 3.44, 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.26-9.33, P<0.05; OR 3.14, 95% CI 1.14-8.64, P<0.01). Furthermore, uncontrolled hypertension was associated with immediate standing balance impairment in side-by-side stance (OR 2.96, 95% CI 1.31-6.68, P<0.05). Uncontrolled hypertension, OH, and blood pressure decrease after postural change were associated with immediate standing balance impairment, and therefore, a better understanding of the underlying associations might have major clinical value.

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Bachelor 11 18%
Student > Master 9 15%
Researcher 8 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 5 8%
Student > Postgraduate 5 8%
Other 14 23%
Unknown 8 13%
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Medicine and Dentistry 20 33%
Nursing and Health Professions 13 22%
Sports and Recreations 4 7%
Neuroscience 3 5%
Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutical Science 3 5%
Other 7 12%
Unknown 10 17%

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#3,626,084
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