Recognizing Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome

Published by American Academy of Physician Assistants April 2016 - Volume 29 - Issue 4


ABSTRACT: This article describes the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, and management of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a potentially debilitating autonomic disorder that can have many causes and presentations. POTS can be mistaken for panic disorder, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, and chronic fatigue syndrome. Clinician suspicion for the syndrome is key to prompt patient diagnosis and treatment.

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