cardiactec Posted August 5, 2006 Report Share Posted August 5, 2006 i was tachy at 160 the other day while working in the cardiac catheterization lab and had to slip out of the room after starting in with the lovely POTS symptoms. the nurse followed me out, took my pulse which was 160 standing. i said to her "want to see a magic trick" and then, still attached to pulse oximetry, laid down on the stretcher and bam, 60PBM within 3 seconds of lying down. she ran out of the room and was telling one of the tech's when the cardiologist that was performing the cath asked where i went...the nurse told him that i was lying down in the other room because i have POTS and he said "oh, well she'll get better over time, i have never seen any patients over the age of 40 with POTS". the nurse said to him "so she is only 24, you expect her to live with this for the next 16 years??" ...............my question is, is this truly a condition that yields to a particular age range with a cut off mark of 40 because it seems like there's some folks with POTS on this site that are over 40????? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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