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I was asking my Cardio about the difference between ttt results of POTS and IST, and he gets into telling me about some response in the neck that effects your BP and HR. I wish I could remember what he told me. He said if I was interested I could do some research on the internet, and I'd like to so that I understand...except I just can't remember what it's called.

He told me there was one case he had, where he had to send a girl to another state to have the removed because nothing else helped.

Does anyone know what I'm talking about here? Something in the neck that effects POTS.

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I am not sure if this is what your doctor is talking about, but there is such thing as a chiari malformation that can cause POTS. It occurs at the base of the skull and compresses the brainstem, causing POTS symptoms. But this is not the cause for all POTS patients, only some of them, so I don't know if this is what your doctor was specifically talking about. It is the only thing I could think of though.

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jen -

i'm not sure what your doctor was referring to, but there is nothing that "everyone has" (or even that many have) that could be removed as a treatment, even last resort...

:blink: melissa

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