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22 got post orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. My heart rate sometimes is 52-58 resting but usually 60-80. Is the low hr dangerous? See tests on profi

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Dr. Rajiva Goyal
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology

In brief: HR not dangerous

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) is characterized by tachycardia, elevated heart rate, on standing with decrease in blood flow to the brain.
A low heart rate is not part of this diagnosis. Some pts have associated vaso-depressor syndrome which can cause a low BP and sometimes a low heart rate (cardio-inhibitory). Your hr is not in a dangerous range unless symptoms present.

In brief: HR not dangerous

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (pots) is characterized by tachycardia, elevated heart rate, on standing with decrease in blood flow to the brain.
A low heart rate is not part of this diagnosis. Some pts have associated vaso-depressor syndrome which can cause a low BP and sometimes a low heart rate (cardio-inhibitory). Your hr is not in a dangerous range unless symptoms present.
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