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Low Blood Pressure (cont.)

Summary

  • Low blood pressure in itself may be less important than the symptoms associated with it.
  • The healthcare provider will use a careful history and physical examination to find the cause.
  • Treatment will be based upon the cause of low blood pressure.
  • Sometimes emergency interventions will be needed if the symptoms suggest the risk of organ complications or shock.
  • If there are no symptoms, there may be no treatment needed.

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 5/21/2014

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