Journal article

Orthostatic Blood Pressure Recovery Measured Using a Sphygmomanometer Is Not Associated with Physical Performance or Number of Falls in Geriatric Outpatients

Arjen Mol, Marieke Esme Charlotte Blom, Danique Johanna van den Bosch, Richard Jack Anton Van Wezel, Carel GM Meskers, Andrea B Maier

GERONTOLOGY | KARGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Orthostatic hypotension (OH) and impaired OH recovery derived from beat-to-beat blood pressure (BP) measurements are associated with detrimental clinical outcome, but the clinical relevance of OH recovery assessed using the widely available sphygmomanometer is still unclear. METHOD: 635 geriatric outpatients underwent comprehensive geriatric assessment, including orthostatic BP measurements using a sphygmomanometer, during supine rest and 1 and 3 min after standing up and assessment of physical performance (i.e., the timed up and go test and the Short Physical Performance Battery) and the number of falls in the past year. The association between BP recovery, defined as BP at 3 mi..

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Grants

Awarded by perspective grant (NeuroCIMT) of the Applied and Engineering Sciences, which is part of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO, Utrecht, The Netherlands)


Awarded by European Union


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the perspective grant (NeuroCIMT, No. 14901) of the 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 program: PreventIT (No. 689238) and PANINI (No. 675003). The funders had no role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript.