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What is postural tachycardia syndrome (dysautonomia)?

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In brief: Rapid heart rate up

Pots (redundant name of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) is one type of dysautonomia - a word which describes problems with your autonomic nervous system.
This condition causes rapid hr when you are up - sitting but worse standing though your blood pressure is maintained. Other dysautonomias can cause low BP without increase in hr.

In brief: Rapid heart rate up

Pots (redundant name of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome) is one type of dysautonomia - a word which describes problems with your autonomic nervous system.
This condition causes rapid hr when you are up - sitting but worse standing though your blood pressure is maintained. Other dysautonomias can cause low BP without increase in hr.
Dr. Catherine Willner
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Dr. Mark Rasak
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Fast hr and low bp

Pots is a syndrome where the blood pressure drops and the heart speeds up with change in position.
When pts stand up suddenly especially. The pt feel light headed sweaty nausated and can even pass out. Medicine to keep BP up as well as salt retaining steroids help.Support stockings and staying hydrated also help.

In brief: Fast hr and low bp

Pots is a syndrome where the blood pressure drops and the heart speeds up with change in position.
When pts stand up suddenly especially. The pt feel light headed sweaty nausated and can even pass out. Medicine to keep BP up as well as salt retaining steroids help.Support stockings and staying hydrated also help.
Dr. Mark Rasak
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