Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, POTS

What Is POTS?

Orthostatic hypotension, also called postural hypotension, is a sudden fall in blood pressure when standing up from a sitting or lying position. It is defined as a fall in systolic blood pressure of at least 20 mm Hg or a fall in diastolic blood pressure of at least 10 mm Hg when a person assumes a standing position.​ It can occur on ce or it can be a prolonged problem. a rapid increase in heartbeat of more than 30 beats per minute, or a heart rate that exceeds 120 beats per minute, within 10 minutes of rising.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of POTS?

  • Lightheadedness

  • Fainting

  • Tachycardia

  • Palpitations

How Is POTS Diagnosed?