The Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

A Concise Guide to Diagnosis and Management

Blair P. Grubb, M.D.; Yousuf Kanjwal, M.D.; Daniel J. Kosinski, M.D.


J Cardiovasc Electrophysiol. 2006;17(1):108-112. 

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During the last 20 years, there has been a tremendous growth in our knowledge of disorders that affect the autonomic nervous system. While at first these investigations centered on neurocardiogenic syncope, a subgroup of patients was identified who suffered from a similar, yet distinct, disorder manifested by postural tachycardia and exercise intolerance. This disorder is now referred to as the postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and encompasses a heterogenous group of disorders that share similar clinical characteristics.[1] The aim of this brief report is to outline the clinical picture, subtypes, diagnosis, and management of POTS.