SUPINE AND STANDING ORTHOSTATIC MEASUREMENTS MAY REVEAL SUPINE HYPERTENSION
In-clinic orthostatic measurements may be able to help identify supine hypertension in patients. Measurements taken after 5 to 10 minutes in the supine position and then repeated once a patient stands for 3 to 5 minutes may indicate that the patient has supine hypertension. Supine hypertension may persist undetected if orthostatic measurements are conducted only in the seated position.6 If the patient’s blood pressure drops after standing for at least 3 minutes, he or she may also have nOH.1,11
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