Fast Five Quiz: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


March 15, 2022

In addition to symptoms that occur with standing, GI manifestations (eg, bloating, nausea, diarrhea, abdominal pain) and systemic symptoms (eg, fatigue, sleep disturbance, migraine headaches) are also common. Family history is not well correlated in patients with POTS because of its generalized and chronic nature. The physical examination findings may include joint hypermobility, changes in peripheral sensation, peripheral edema, acrocyanosis, and clammy skin. The standing heart rate in POTS often undergoes greater increases in the morning than in the evening.

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