Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS): A Diagnostic Dilemma

Kamal Soliman; Steve Sturman; Prabodh K Sarkar; Atef Michael

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Br J Cardiol. 2010;17(1):36-39. 

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Supine blood pressure was 120/70 mmHg, with pulse 79 beats per minute, rising to 130/80 mmHg, pulse 84 beats per minute after one minute standing. Cardiovascular, respiratory, abdominal and neurological examinations were all normal. It was felt that this woman's main symptoms are repeated episodes of palpitation and pre-syncope. The differential diagnoses include arrhythmias, neurocardiogenic syncope, thyrotoxicosis, phaeochromocytoma and carcinoid syndrome.

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