• A 53-year-old woman with nephroptosis and aortitis disease was found also to have orthostatic hypertension. When standing, she had high renin levels and normal catecholamine values, with a reduced baroreflex sensitivity. This orthostatic hypertension largely may be due to an activation of the renin system caused by nephroptosis and partly due to a reduced baroreflex sensitivity caused by aortitis. Captopril and propranolol hydrochloride were effective for the treatment of hypertension.
(Arch Intern Med 1984;144:152-154)