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Low blood pressure (hypotension)

Further information


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  • Assessment of hypotension. BMJ Best Practice., published April 2012
  • Low blood pressure. American Heart Association., published April 2012
  • Personal communication, Dr Adrian Raby, Clinical Lecturer in Medical Ethics and Law, Department of Primary Care and Public Health, Imperial College, London, August 2012
  • Overview of low blood pressure. The Merck Manuals., published May 2007
  • Orthostatic hypotension. The Merck Manuals., published May 2007
  • Postprandial hypotension. The Merck Manuals., published May 2007
  • Fainting. TeensHealth., accessed 7 August 2012
  • Blood pressure (low) – hypotension. Better Health Channel., published December 2011
  • Vaidya B, Chakera AJ, Dick C. Easily missed? Addison’s disease. BMJ 2009; 339:b2385. doi: 10.1136/bmj.b2385
  • Tilt table test. Syncope Trust And Reflex anoxic Seizures., published October 2009
  • Orthostatic hypotension. BMJ Best Practice., published August 2011
  • Diabetic neuropathy. eMedicine., published July 2012
  • Blood pressure. British Heart Foundation., accessed 8 August 2012


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