Orthostatic hypotension should not deter intensive BP control: study

Antihypertensives are cardioprotective regardless of orthostatic hypotension status, report US doctors.
senior man in mask having his BP taken by a nurse

Orthostatic hypotension should not deter more intensive blood pressure control in adults with hypertension, according to US doctors who say it has no significant impact on treatment efficacy.

Their meta-analysis shows that standard or intensive blood pressure therapy cuts the risk of cardiovascular disease or all-cause mortality by 17% in patients with orthostatic hypotension versus 19% in those without.