Orthostatic hypotension assessed by active standing is associated with worse cognition in geriatric rehabilitation inpatients, RESORT
Sarah L Hillebrand, Esmee M Reijnierse, Carel GM Meskers, Andrea B Maier
ARCHIVES OF GERONTOLOGY AND GERIATRICS | ELSEVIER IRELAND LTD | Published : 2021
PURPOSE: Geriatric rehabilitation inpatients who suffer from acute and chronic diseases that aggravate blood pressure (BP) dysregulation, may be particularly susceptible to orthostatic hypotension (OH). OH may increase the risk of cerebral small vessel disease and subsequent white matter hyperintensities inducing cognitive impairment (CI). This study investigates the association between OH and cognition in geriatric rehabilitation inpatients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Geriatric rehabilitation inpatients of the observational, longitudinal REStORing health of acutely unwell adulTs (RESORT) cohort in Melbourne, Australia, underwent intermittent BP measurements during active standing or partial pos..View full abstract
This research was funded by an unrestricted grant of the University of Melbourne received by Professor Andrea B. Maier and the Medical Research Future Fund (MRFF) provided by the Melbourne Academic Centre for Health (MACH).