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I did a tilt table test at Beth Israel Hospital Boston.

I don't know the results but it seemed to me the only thing out of whack was my heart rate when tilted up.

Not sure how they put it all together and diagnose it

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Hey Rob!

I too showed only heart rate issues when tilted up and besides that is the diagnostic criteria for POTS. It doesn't require any hypo or hypertension, just a 30+ bpm increase or one that exceeds 120 bpm. Obviously they insist that one must also experience symptoms when upright, that the heart rate increase is not necessarily enough. Did they say how much it jumped or what your baseline heart rate was and what it reached at the end of the test?

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I only showed heart rate increase too. I started at 60 while lying and got up to 133 15 minutes into standing. I opted out of taking nitro because I have never experienced syncope and was worried about the effects. I did experience lightheadedness and floaters after 35 minutes of standing due to the consistant elevation in heart rate.

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