MCVI Grand Rounds: Orthostatic Hypotension and Pathophysiology of the Upright Posture: Lessons from Astronauts and Patients with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome
Orthostatic hypotension is a common manifestation of blood pressure dysregulation and can take a heavy toll on quality of life.
Please join us to hear expert Benjamin D. Levine, M.D., as he discusses the pathophysiology of orthostatic intolerance, links the physiology of the human body during upright posture to conditions of orthostatic intolerance and provides practical advice and consensus guidelines on how to screen, diagnose and treat patients with orthostatic intolerance.
Cardiologists, interventional cardiologists, cardiothoracic surgeons, vascular surgeons, interventional radiologists, echocardiographers, pulmonologists, hematologists, general internists, primary care physicians, intensivists, emergency medicine physicians, hospitalists, nurses, and other interested healthcare providers.
- Link the physiology of the human body during upright posture to conditions of orthostatic intolerance.
- Translate studies in spaceflight and bed rest to the pathophysiology of patients with “gravity diseases” such as POTS and orthostatic hypotension.
- Apply practical advice and consensus guidelines on how to screen, diagnose and treat patients with orthostatic intolerance.
Benjamin D. Levine, M.D., FACC, FAHA, FACSM
Director, Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine
S. Finley Ewing Jr. Chair for Wellness at Texas Health Presbyterian Dallas
Harry S. Moss Heart Chair for Cardiovascular Research
Professor of Medicine and Cardiology
Distinguished Professorship in Exercise Science
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Benjamin D. Levine, M.D., faculty for this educational activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
Eli M. Friedman, M.D., director of this activity, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies* to disclose, and has indicated that the presentation or discussion will not include off-label or unapproved product usage.
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose with ineligible companies.*
*Ineligible Companies - Companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
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