What is the focus of treatment for orthostatic syncope?

Updated: Jan 13, 2017
  • Author: Rumm Morag, MD, FACEP; Chief Editor: Erik D Schraga, MD  more...
  • Print
Answer

Orthostatic syncope treatment also focuses on educating the patient. Inform patients about avoiding postprandial dips in blood pressure (BP), teach them to elevate the head of their bed to prevent rapid BP fluctuations on arising from bed, and emphasize the importance of assuming an upright posture slowly.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!