The blood pressure drop makes you fall
- Research Opportunity
- PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
- Number of Honour Places Available
- Number of Master Places Available
- Medicine and Radiology
- Royal Melbourne Hospital
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Summary (Initial) orthostatic hypotension ((i)OH) is highly prevalent in older adults, especially in those with one or more chronic diseases. This project will focus on determinants and outcomes related to (i)OH in patients in rehabilitation and visiting the outpatient clinics to guide future pharmacological intervention studies.
(Initial) orthostatic hypotension ((i)OH) is highly prevalent in older adults, especially in those with one or more chronic diseases. iOH is defined as a blood pressure decrease(BP) of 40 mmHg systolic blood pressure (SBP) and/or 20 mmHg diastolic blood pressure (DBP) within 15 seconds after standing up, whereas OH is classically defined as a drop in BP of at least 20 mmHg of SBP and/or 10 mmHg of DBP at 1 and 3 minutes after standing up. iOH has been shown to be most predictive for balance impairment, increased self-reported impaired standing balance, falls and cognitive impairment in older adults. While OH diagnostics are occasionally performed in clinical practice using a sphygmomanometer, continuously measured blood pressure measurements using beat to beat analyses has not entered routine geriatric care yet.
Aim project 1: Define the determinates of iOH and OH and consequences of iOH and OH in geriatric outpatients using an existing databases and ongoing cohort study.
Aim project 2: Analysis of effectiveness of pharmacological interventions to counteract iOH and OH.
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PhD, Masters by Research, Honours
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