Division of Geriatric Medicine, Dept. of Medicine
Orthostatic hypotension (OH, a.k.a. postural hypotension) is not uncommon in the elderly - sometimes clinically insignificant, other times a sign or cause of significant morbidity and mortality. In this workshop, participants will review what is OH, its clinical significance (specifically re: chronic OH in the elderly), and some of the treatments that may be tried to manage it. Then "cases" of OH (from the presenter and/or audience) will be discussed, particularly with respect to pitfalls in its management and strategies to address those.
If participants wish to submit a case for general* discussion, the following information is useful in addition to symptoms and vital signs: Past medical history, medications, treatments tried - what worked, what did not. (*For general/academic discussion only - clinical consultation recommended for a specific patient's care.)
As a result of attending this session, participants will be able to:
11:00 - 12:00
|Orthostatic hypotension in the elderly - Wendy Chiu||Orthostatic hypotension in the elderly|