March 20th, 2012

People Who Feel Dizzy When They Stand Up More Likely to Develop Heart Failure

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Ever feel lightheaded or dizzy from standing up too quickly? According to a new study, you might be more likely to suffer from heart failure…People experiencing orthostatic hypotension should speak with their doctor to see if a more serious underlying health problem - such as heart failure or dehydration - is the cause, according to the Mayo Clinic. People experiencing a mild sensation of dizziness should sit or lie down immediately, and the symptoms will usually disappear.

 

CBS News by Ryan Jaslow   3/20/12

Tags: Cardiology, heart failure, Hypertension, orthostatic hypotension, Research

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