GIM Question 33

A nurse notifies you that a patient of yours has a blood pressure of 90/65. The day before his BP was 110/75.

  1. What is your differential diagnosis for this acute drop in BP?
  2. What is the definition of orthostatic hypotension?
  3. How would you assess this patient?

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