[Orthostatic hypotension and hypertension lying down: a clinical dilemma. 56-year-old patient with multiple system atrophy].Praxis (Bern 1994). 2007 Sep 19; 96(38):1439-41.P
A 56-year-old patient with multisystem atrophy of Parkinson type presents himself with severe, symptomatic and orthostatic hypotension and concomitant arterial hypertension while in a recumbent position. Etiology and pathophysiology of orthostatic hypotension and concomitant hypertension in recumbent position is discussed as it relates to this specific patient. Specific indications for antihypertensive therapies and other potential therapeutic options are also discussed.