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POTS or not?

Discussion in 'Autonomic, Cardiovascular, and Respiratory' started by Thinktank, Jan 7, 2016.

  1. Thinktank

    Thinktank Senior Member

    Done this morning and i think i really need to follow up on this.
    My heart rate is clearly elevated and my systolic pressure drops quite low until the 5 minute mark. Diastolic increases after 10 minutes. Oxygen keeps dropping and then stabilizes around 93/94 %.
    My pulse pressure looks very low as well.
    What do you guys make of it?

    I turned off the airconditioning because my orthostatic intolerance is worse when it's hot.
    I'll try again tomorrow with the aircon on and the room temperature set to 23 degrees celcius.

  2. halcyon

    halcyon Senior Member

    A HR change from 60 to 104 within the first 10 minutes of standing would meet the criteria for POTS. My diastolic pressure does the same thing the longer I'm upright.

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