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Passive standing tests for the office diagnosis of postural tachycardia syndrome: New methodological considerations

Passive standing tests for the office diagnosis of postural tachycardia syndrome: new methodological considerations, by Maria Roma, Colleen L. Marden & Peter C. Rowe in Fatigue: Biomedicine, Health & Behavior 2018 [Published online: 25 Aug 2018] Research abstract: Background: Passive standing tests … Continue reading

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POTS rising! An overview of postural orthostatic tachycardia

Simmaron Research blog post, by Cort Johnson, 28 April 2018: POTS Rising! Research & Advocacy Producing Breakthroughs in Neglected Disease Remarkable Progress It’s rare that a clear cause of disease like postural orthostatic tachycardia (POTS) or chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) or … Continue reading

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Managing fatigue in postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS): The Newcastle approach

Managing fatigue in postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS): The Newcastle approach, Victoria Strassheim, Jenny Welford, Rob Ballantine, Julia L Newton in Auton Neurosci. 2018 Feb 22. pii: S1566-0702(17)30328-4 [Epub ahead of print] Highlights: Fatigue is a common symptom described by those … Continue reading

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Exercise tests suggest autoimmunity causes the exertion problems in CFS, FM & POTS

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 16 August 2017: Exercise Tests Suggest Autoimmunity Causes the Exertion Problems in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Fibromyalgia and POTS Researchers and doctors get interested in ME/CFS in different ways. Many have a personal connection, … Continue reading

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Exercise exposes new types of POTS

Health rising blog post, by Cort Johnson, 6 December: Exercise Exposes New Types of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) Extracts: Exercise has been used in many studies to understand chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS), but nobody until recently has used exercise … Continue reading

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Prevalence of POTS in Dutch people with CFS

Research abstract: BACKGROUND: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is considered a diagnostic marker for chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). OBJECTIVES: The aims of this study were to (i) compare POTS prevalence in a CFS cohort with fatigued patients not meeting CFS criteria, and … Continue reading

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The blood volume paradox in ME/CFS & POTS

Health Rising blog post: The Blood Volume Paradox in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS) and POTS by Cort Johnson, 29 July 2016. Kunihisa Miwa, a Japanese ME/CFS researcher, has been on something of a roll. Through no less than five studies he pioneered the … Continue reading

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How to recognise POTS

Article abstract: This article describes the pathophysiology, clinical presentation, differential diagnosis, diagnosis, and management of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), a potentially debilitating autonomic disorder that can have many causes and presentations. POTS can be mistaken for panic disorder, inappropriate … Continue reading

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POTS, CFS and reactions to vaccines

Review article: Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a heterogeneous disorder of the autonomic nervous system in which a change from the supine position to an upright position causes an abnormally large increase in heart rate or tachycardia (30 bpm within … Continue reading

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The complexity of diagnosing POTS

Research highlights: We evaluated how the diagnosis can be missed in a single orthostatic stress test Orthostatic tachycardia is more prominent in the morning, but not always. Symptoms were more frequent in the morning, but not during majority of the … Continue reading

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