Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS): A Case Report

Elnur Tahirović

Abstract

Objective – The aim of this article is to present a case of POTS, which was diagnosed quickly with Holter ECG and whose symptoms improved promptly and dramatically with non-pharmacological therapy.

Case Presentation – A 15-year-old female patient mother was admitted because of unusual episodes of dizziness, syncope with spontaneous recovery and palpitations. Most of these symptoms occurred fairly frequently on standing. The Holter ECG was done with recommendation to perform some activities during recording, such as to stand for ten minutes in the presence of another person and to write symptoms. It was noticed on the Holter ECG that she had increase in heart rate more than 60 beats per minute during these ten minutes followed by symptoms. The patient was diagnosed with POTS and nonpharmacological therapy was advised which was successful.

Conclusion – POTS is a disabling condition with heterogeneous and atypical symptoms which mostly affects the young females. Sometimes, a long period of time is necessary to diagnose POTS. Therefore, it is important to diagnose quickly and to start with appropriate therapy which is unique for every POTS patient. Delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to further disability in patients affected by POTS and their poor quality of life.

Keywords

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome; Holter ECG; Non-Pharmacological Interventions

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