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Does everyone who gets sudden drops in blood pressure have heart failure?

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No, everyone who gets sudden drops in blood pressure doesn't have heart failure. Scientists need to do more research before they understand the connection and if it can predict the problem later on.

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Orthostatic Hypotension,” “Heart Failure.”

Medscape: “Orthostatic Hypotension Ups Risk of HF by 50%.”

National Organization for Rare Diseases: "Orthostatic Hypotension."

Heart Failure Review : "Heart failure and orthostatic hypotension."

Merck Manual: “Dizziness or Light-Headedness When Standing Up.

American Family Physician: “Evaluation and Management of Orthostatic Hypotension.”

American Heart Association: "What is Heart Failure?”

Hypertension : “Orthostatic Hypotension as a risk factor for incident heart failure: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 29, 2017

WAS THIS ANSWER HELPFUL

SOURCES:

Mayo Clinic: “Orthostatic Hypotension,” “Heart Failure.”

Medscape: “Orthostatic Hypotension Ups Risk of HF by 50%.”

National Organization for Rare Diseases: "Orthostatic Hypotension."

Heart Failure Review : "Heart failure and orthostatic hypotension."

Merck Manual: “Dizziness or Light-Headedness When Standing Up.

American Family Physician: “Evaluation and Management of Orthostatic Hypotension.”

American Heart Association: "What is Heart Failure?”

Hypertension : “Orthostatic Hypotension as a risk factor for incident heart failure: The Atherosclerosis Risk in Communities (ARIC) Study.”

Reviewed by James Beckerman on June 29, 2017

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