Jump to content

heart rate increase when you lean forward?


dianaD
 Share

Recommended Posts

Hi everyone,

I've had POTS for about 14 months now (hyperadrenergic form). One thing that the doctors have not been able to answer is why my heart rate jumps up (15-20 bpm) immediately when I lean forward while in a sitting position (when my innerds are compressed).

When my POTS began, I had a pretty sharp pain around my diaphragm, then a sense of fullness there, kinda like I have a water balloon in there. It is bad enough that I can't sit up straight much without the symptoms increasing. It seems to be from the abdominal compression. When I lean back and "give it some room", the heart rate goes back down.

I think it could be blood pooling because CT scans show nothing, but that test is performed lying down (when it is not noticable).

Does anybody else have that or have you ever heard of it before?

Thank you!

Diana

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I noticed the same symptoms and I told the doc's while I was at the hosp. (this was a dy or two before my POTS tests were diagnosed). They also did a abdomen CT/MRI and both were clear andunremarkable. I a gree about the blood pooling thing. Remention it to your doc. My holter monitor picked up the increase in BP at times when my abdomen was compressed.

Pam

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...