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Small degree of lumbar lordosis as an overlooked determinant for orthostatic increases in blood pressure in the elderly: the Na

Tabara et al.
Used Parameters : Segmental FFM, SMI

Publication Year : 2018

Country : Japan

Journal : American Journal of Hypertension

BACKGROUND Orthostatic hypertension was associated with worse cardiovascular outcomes, although the factors responsible for an orthostatic rise in blood pressure (BP) are uncertain. We investigated a possible relationship between a stooping posture and orthostatic BP change. METHODS Study participants consisted of 1,992 older individuals. Orthostatic BP change was calculated by systolic BP measured at sitting position, and again 1 and 3 minutes after standing up. Spinal alignment and curvature was assessed by guiding …
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