A 25-year-old female asked:
is it normal to have tachycardia while standing and bradycardia once i lie down?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Alan Heldman answered
32 years experience Cardiology
Orthostatic: Doctors & nurses check vital signs (blood pressure & heart rate) in lying, sitting, & standing (orthostatic) positions to assess if whether a patient's blood volume is decreased, eg. from dehydration or from bleeding. Other factors can also influence the orthostatic response, including normal and abnormal ("POTS") reflexes. For help with your own situation, get a cardiology consult on HealthTap.
Answered on May 27, 2016
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