Volatile Blood Pressure Due To Baroreflex and Autonomic Failure

Briner, Verena Adelina and Vasella, Mauro (2014) Volatile Blood Pressure Due To Baroreflex and Autonomic Failure. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 1 (1). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2284-2594

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An 85-year-old male was hospitalized because of deterioration of his general condition and infection of the tracheostoma. He had had laryngectomy, bilateral neck dissection and radiation therapy for a laryngeal carcinoma 5 years earlier. Despite a good recovery, he could not get up because of a new onset of postural symptoms (dizziness, lightheadedness, collapse). Late onset of baroreflex failure and autonomic nervous system failure were diagnosed. Volatility of blood pressure (supine hypertension, upright hypotension) was treated with NaCl supplement during the day and a short-acting antihypertensive (clonidine) at night. With this regimen, the patient could walk without support.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Baroreflex and autonomic failure, volatile blood pressure
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Chiara D'Arpa
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2016 15:17
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2016 15:17
URI: http://eprints.bice.rm.cnr.it/id/eprint/14941

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