Table 1

Patient’s characteristics based on the orthostatic BP recovery patterns

All patients (n=111)Normal BP
recovery (n=63)
Initial orthostatic
hypotension (n=8)
Delayed BP
recovery (n=14)
Classic orthostatic
hypotension (n=21)
Reflex-mediated
hypotension (n=5)
Demographics
 Male, n (%)56 (51)30 (48)3 (38)8 (57)11 (52)4 (80)
 Age, in years63 (30)59 (37)62 (42)73 (21)62 (27)66 (45)
Medical history, n (%)
 Hypertension36 (32)18 (29)1 (12)10 (71)6 (29)1 (20)
 Myocardial infarction14 (13)8 (13)4 (29)1 (5)1 (20)
 Atrial fibrillation20 (18)7 (11)3 (38)5 (36)5 (24)
 Diabetes mellitus15 (14)9 (14)1 (12)2 (14)3 (14)
Medication, n (%)
 Beta blocker31 (28)20 (32)2 (25)4 (29)5 (24)
 ACE-inhibitor20 (18)12 (19)3 (21)4 (19)1 (20)
 Angiotension II antagonist14 (13)4 (6)2 (25)5 (36)2 (10)1 (20)
 Calcium antagonist18 (16)6 (10)2 (25)6 (43)3 (14)1 (20)
 Diuretics27 (24)18 (29)5 (36)4 (19)
Symptoms of orthostatic  intolerance, n (%)
 During orthostatic test42 (38)18 (29)3 (38)5 (36)11 (52)5 (100)
 History of (pre)syncope77 (69)44 (70)5 (62)9 (64)16 (76)3 (60)
Admission, n (%)21 (19)8 (13)1 (12)6 (43)4 (19)2 (40)
  • The dichotomous values are given in number of patients (n) with %. Age: median with IQR.