Exercise-associated hypotension can occur following vigorous exercise.
Features of exercise-associated hypotension:
(1) drop in systolic and/or mean blood pressure when supine compared to pre-exercise values
(2) associated with exercise
A small drop in blood pressures is common after exercise.
The maximum hypotension may be 15 to 30 minutes after stopping the exercise.
(1) autonomic dysfunction
(2) prolonged exertion
(1) heat injury
(2) exercise-associated postural hypotension (not hypotensive when supine or sitting)
Exercise-associated hypotension and exercise-associated postural hypotension may both be present.
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