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  1. Jaclyn


    Review Site : http://najdoktor.com/branko-malojcic/d16384
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    Associate Professor of Cardiac Sciences Calgary Syncope & Autonomic Dysfunction Clinic Libin Cardiovascular Institute University of Calgary
  3. Anaesthesia Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome: anesthetic implications in the obstetric patient: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17179264?dopt=AbstractPlus Anaesthetic management of a parturient with the postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome: a case report: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/entrez/query.fcgi?cmd=Retrieve&db=pubmed&dopt=Abstract&list_uids=16698864&query_hl=1&itool=pubmed_docsum Preoperative considerations in a patient with orthostatic intolerance syndrome: http://journals.lww.com/anesthesiology/pages/articleviewer.aspx?year=2000&a
  4. My name is April, and I was diagnosed with inappropriate sinus tachycardia (IST) almost two years ago. I was 19, turning 20, when I found out what I had.  I was a pretty normal kid until one single day and one single moment that changed my life forever. I was working two jobs and going to school full time. I was studying to be a nurse, waiting tables, and working at a local nursing home. I had just gotten engaged to my high school sweetheart of four years. Life was at an all-time high for me. Then it happened; I was waiting tables when I started to feel extremely uneasy, and then my hand
  5. Jaclyn


    Children Dysautonomia information geared toward children can be found at: The Children's Heart Institute: http://www.childrensheartinstitute.org/ Dysautonomia Youth Network of America: http://www.dynakids.org Nationwide Children's Hospital: http://www.nationwidechildrens.org/postural-orthostatic-tachycardia-syndrome-clinic Children's Hospital of Chicago: https://www.luriechildrens.org/en-us/care-services/specialties-services/center-for-autonomic-medicine/diagnosis-treatments/Pages/inpatient-outpatient-treatment.aspx Chronic Illness Rest Ministries: http
  6. What is Neurocardiogenic Syncope? Neurocardiogenic syncope is a temporary loss of consciousness associated with a drop in arterial blood pressure, quickly followed by a slowed heart rate (Grubb & McMann, 2001, p. 133). Neurocardiogenic syncope (NCS) is also referred to as vasovagal syncope or neurally mediated syncope. The terms are used interchangeably throughout this web page. What are the symptoms of NCS? Neurocardiogenic fainting usually occurs while standing. Emotional stress, stressful condition and pain may trigger an episode, especially among the young (Shah, Gupta
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    POTS Research

    The following are selected articles relating to POTS. These articles can be obtained at medical libraries or ordered online at Loansome Doc Ordering System. Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia in a Patient with Type 2 Diabetes with Diabetic Neuropathy Tomichi Y, Kawano H, Mukaino A, Chiba Ak Doi Y, Arakawa S, Ishimatsu T, Fukae S, Abiru N, Maemura K 2018 Oct PubMed Quantitative assessment of autonomic symptom burden in Postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) Rea NA, Campbell CL, Cortez MM 2017 June PubMed Painful temporomandibular disorders are common in patients with POTS and
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    POTS Myths

    As with many disorders that have received little research, there are numerous false assumptions made about POTS. Many of these assumptions stem from the lack of information available about this disorder. This page was created in hopes of clarifying some of these false assumptions. Suggestions for this page can be sent to: Dysautonomia Information Network Myth: POTS symptoms only occur while standing. Many patients report symptoms occurring while sitting or lying down. Standing does exacerbate symptoms. Myth: Everyone with POTS faints. Many people with POTS have never fainted. Myth: P
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    POTS What To Avoid

    Ablation of the sinus node may be detrimental to POTS patients. A Mayo Clinic study reported short-term success in five of seven ablated patients with inappropriate sinus tachycardia and postural orthostatic tachycardia features (Shen, Low, Jahangir, Munger, Friedman, Osborn, Stanton, Packer, Rea & Hammill, 2001). However, long-term outcomes were disappointing in these patients. None of the patients experienced complete eradication of symptoms. A follow-up evaluation showed no vast improvement in symptoms, despite better heart rate control. A later publication states "in our laboratory, si
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    POTS What Helps?

    The contents of this Web page are provided for informational purposes only and should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Please keep in mind that new treatments are continually emerging and some of the older treatments may rarely be used. Your physician may prescribe medication to decrease the symptoms of POTS. Doctors admit that treatment can be a challenge and that no single therapy is uniformly successful. Medications that are useful in some patients may have no effect in others (Jacob & Biaggioni, 1999). Occasionally medications ca
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    How is POTS Diagnosed?

    POTS is a disorder that can easily be overlooked or misdiagnosed. Some patients have had to wait years before their condition was properly labeled. POTS is sometimes misdiagnosed because of the wide array of symptoms that accompany this syndrome. The symptoms of postural orthostatic tachycardia often mimic other illnesses. Entities such as thyroid disease, pheochromocytoma, hypoadrenalism, cardiac disease, autonomic neuropathies, medication side effects and anxiety disorders need to be ruled out before a patient is labeled with POTS (Low, 2000). POTS is an easy disorder to overlook becau
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    What Causes POTS?

    POTS symptoms can occur due to many different abnormalities in the body. Some disorders associated with POTS symptoms have been identified. Many of the causes of POTS still remain unknown. It can be difficult to distinguish between the causes and effects of this disorder, which further complicates matters.   There are a multitude of disorders that can produce POTS-like symptoms. It is important that physicians attempt to find possible causes of a patient's orthostatic intolerance, as many secondary disorders are treatable. Some of the entities that may be contributing to one's orthostat
  13. There are identifiable mechanisms that can be contributing to a patient's orthostatic intolerance. Many of these mechanisms may result in a lack of oxygen to the brain upon standing. Blood pooling in the veins of the lower body is a major factor in the vast majority of patients with orthostatic intolerance (Streeten, 1999). The following is a partial list of proposed mechanisms that may be occurring in patients with orthostatic intolerance: Alpha-receptor dysfunction may be occurring in some POTS patients (Gordon, Opfer-Gehrking, Novak & Low, 2000). Alpha-1 receptors cause peri
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