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A 30-year-old member asked:

Is there a difference between pots and neurocardiogenic syncope?

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Dr. R Hardwin Mead
43 years experience
Short answer is yes: Pots is postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. People with this get a rapid heart rate when they stand up, and have difficulty doing exercise and other activities. Neurocardogenic syncope is the "fancy"name for a classic faint. People who do this may have no other symptoms at many other times, but occasionally with provocation will faint. Very different from pots...
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Last updated Nov 2, 2013

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