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A 49-year-old female asked:

having an ans dysf, i often get asked why my docs don't call it pots - i don't have the tachy aspect. but y are others with my symptoms are called pots?

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Dr. Tonga Nfor
Cardiology 16 years experience
No tachycardia POTS: Pots stands for postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. It is characterized by a significant increase in heart rate when you go from laying down to standing associated with other symptoms like lightheadedness. The presence of tachycardia (rapid heart rate) is what defines pots. So if there's no tachycardia you can't diagnose pots.

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