Orthostatic hypotension in adolescents with concussion

Can orthostatic hypotension be detected in adolescents suspected of sustaining a concussion?

Orthostatic hypotension (OH) can occur following a concussion. This is mostly due to changes in the autonomic nervous system (ANS) regulation of the brain stem as a result of trauma.

Even though there is a high incidence of concussions among adolescents, currently only limited research exists on OH in this population. Therefore, this study aimed to investigate the prevalence of OH following a concussion injury in adolescents.


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