What are the signs and symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS)?

Updated: Oct 21, 2018
  • Author: Mohini Gurme, MD; Chief Editor: Selim R Benbadis, MD  more...
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Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

  • POTS is a relatively benign disorder that is often self-limiting.

  • Patients may complain of dizziness, blurry vision, weakness, lightheadedness, and fatigue upon standing. Palpitations, tremulousness, and anxiety can also be seen.

  • Other associated symptoms include neurocognitive or sleep disorders, exercise intolerance, hyperpnea, dyspnea, nausea, abdominal pain, and sweating.


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