What Is POTS??

What Is POTS??

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Common Findings in (POTS) Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

  • More common in women than in men
  • It often comes on slowly  or after infection, surgery, or trauma
  • Symptoms are often disabling
  • People suffer from: fatigue, exercise intolerance, palpitations
  • Some of the Pathophysiologies are:
  1.  Hyperadrenergic adrenergic/neuropathic forms
  2.  Some classify into low, normal and high-flow POTS
  3.  Sub categories include hypovolemia, elevated PRA/Aldosterone ratios, AChR ab positive,         NET deficiency
In both POTS and Orthostatic Hypotension, there is often acrocyanosis. This means that hands, lower legs and feet often have a purplish appearance from peripheral cyanosis. 

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