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My recent dr. visit report says during Valsalva there was an exaggerated phase 4 with a marked pulse pressure compression. I tried looking up stuff about valsalva but still have no idea what it means. Any idea????

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Jen

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Mechanisms of blood pressure alterations in response to the Valsalva maneuver in postural tachycardia syndrome:

The postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is characterized clinically by orthostatic lightheadedness and tachycardia. When these patients perform a Valsalva maneuver, there is an excessive blood pressure increment after cessation of the maneuver (phase IV) that is sometimes associated with headaches.

The authors conclude that phase IV is mainly under beta-adrenergic regulation and that the exaggerated phase IV in POTS is a result of a hyperadrenergic state.

http://www.springerlink.com/content/92182g8vq1241162/

What Ernie said. ;)

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Thanks for the info. I've never been told what kind of pots I have.

Jen

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