With postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome will midodrine mean more blood gets to heart and brain instead of pooling?

Yes. Midodrine helps to vasoconstrict and by so doing slightly increase the BP in the vessels that deliver blood to the brain. This improved blood supply to the level of the brainstem reduces the hyper stimulation of the adrenergic nervous system (less adrenal) which triggers much of the tachycardia seen in pots.

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I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome will midodrine help blood get back to heart when standing up?

Yes. Midodrine raises your blood pressure and thus prevents fainting or light-headedness by keeping blood circulation to the brain. The heart will get more blood return and the reflex tachycardia will be less pronounced, or even be not triggered. Read more...

Male 22, resting heart rate 50. Also have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Will midodrine lower my resting hr even more?

Midodrine is a. Stimulant of Alpha adrenergic receptors. As a side effect can cause severe bradycardia. This drug have been use to treat severe intractable pots. You should be follow by an endocrinologist familiar with pots and all drugs and side effects use for the treatment. You should discuss the above treatment with your doctor, and close follow important if the decision is to use it. Read more...

Got postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Heart rate goes to 110 standing how much midodrine estimate will bring it to 90?

Orthostatic. Midodrine is an Alpha receptor stimulant which is used in treatment of patients whose blood pressures drop significantly when standing. Not as much affect on heart rate though in those without blood pressure drop. Discuss with your doctor. Read more...

I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and my blood pools in legs and hr rises, will midodrine allow a lot more venous return and reduce it?

Yes. Midodrine is an Alpha agonist, so it will cause constriction of the blood vessels. This effect would be expected to reduce the dilation/'blood pool' in the leg blood vessels, therefore resulting in an improvement in symptoms of pots. Some people will also wear prescription fitted socks to provide external pressure to keep the blood from 'pooling'. Read more...
Theoretically, yes. Since midodrine causes constriction of the arterioles as well as the venous system, it is anticipated that venous return will increase and blood pressure will bee higher than the pre-treatment level. Read more...

I have postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Will midodrine stop as much blood falling when I stand and more return upwards?

Midodrine raises BP. Yes, midodrine is an alpha1-agonist which increases arteriolar and venous tone resulting in a rise in standing, sitting, and supine systolic and diastolic blood pressure in patients with orthostatic hypotension. You should see a cardiologist for specific doses and to assess drug responsiveness. Read more...