Management of neurogenic orthostatic hypotension in the heart failure patient.Auton Neurosci. 2020 09; 227:102691.AN
Neurogenic orthostatic hypotension (nOH) is a common comorbidity in patients with neurodegenerative diseases. It is associated with an increased risk of falls, incident cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality. There are over 5 million individuals in the U.S. with heart failure (HF) with an associated 50% mortality rate at 5 years. The prevalence of nOH and HF increase with age and, as the population continues to age, will be increasingly common comorbid conditions. Thus, the effective management of these conditions has important implications for public health. The management of orthostatic hypotension in the context of congestive heart failure is challenging due to the fact that the fundamental principles of management of these disease states are in opposition to each other. In this review, we will discuss the principles of management of nOH and HF and outline strategies for the effective treatment of these comorbid conditions.