Letters Preventing falls

Don’t forget standing blood pressure

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39486.512639.3A (Published 14 February 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:344
  1. Daniel A Jones, ST2 general medicine,
  2. Farhad Huwez, consultant physician
  1. 1Basildon and Thurrock University Hospital, Basildon SS16 5NL
  1. drdajones{at}hotmail.com

    Postural hypotension is a side effect of many antihypertensive drugs and a well recognised cause of acute or repeated falls.1 2 Measuring standing blood pressure in elderly hypertensive patients is recommended by the …

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