Fast Five Quiz: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)

Yasmine S. Ali, MD


March 15, 2022

Neuropathic POTS is the most common type. As many as 50% of patients have a restricted autonomic dysfunction of small and distal postganglionic sudomotor fibers, typically in the feet and toes. Other subtypes include hyperadrenergic, hypovolemic, autoimmune, and deconditioning. The vast majority of cases are seen in premenopausal White women aged 15-25 years at diagnosis, although the condition can affect men or women at any age.

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