A physiotherapist is measuring the lying, sitting, and standing blood pressure of a patient who has been admitted to hospital following a syncopal episode and recent falls. Which of the following facts about the patient best relates to these health problems?
A. The patient has a history of acute and chronic renal failure.
B. The patient’s cardiac ejection fraction was 40% during his last echocardiogram.
C. The patient is male and has a history of hypertension.
D. The client is 89 years old and takes a diuretic medication for his congestive heart failure.