Journal article

Orthostatic blood pressure recovery associates with physical performance, frailty and number of falls in geriatric outpatients

Arjen Mol, Lois RN Slangen, Richard JA van Wezel, Andrea B Maier, Carel GM Meskers

Journal of Hypertension | LIPPINCOTT WILLIAMS & WILKINS | Published : 2021

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Blood pressure (BP) recovery after orthostatic hypotension might be important to prevent cerebral hypoperfusion episodes in older adults, and be related to better clinical outcome. The objective was to study the relationship between BP recovery and clinical outcome, that is physical and cognitive performance, frailty and falls, in geriatric outpatients. METHODS: One hundred and sixty-eight geriatric outpatients underwent continuous (beat-to-beat) BP measurements during standing up, and a comprehensive geriatric assessment, including assessment of physical performance (chair stand test), cognitive performance (Mini Mental State Examination), frailty (Fried criteria) and falls in th..

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Grants

Awarded by AES (Applied and Engineering Sciences), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO, Utrecht, The Netherlands)


Awarded by European Union


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the perspective grant (Neuro-CIMT, No. 14901) of the AES (Applied and Engineering Sciences), which is part of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO, Utrecht, The Netherlands) and which is partly funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs.Furthermore, this study was supported by the European Union's Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme: PreventIT (No 689238) and PANINI (No 675003).