#POTS is associated with nervous system dysfunction and results in an abnormal increase in heart rate that occurs after sitting up or standing. The condition typically affects young women in childbearing age. The distinguishing symptoms of POTS are a rapid increase in the heartbeat of more than 30 beats per minute and a heart rate that exceeds 120 beats per minute, within 10 minutes of standing. Dr. Peng-Sheng Chen, a national expert in the condition and Ryberg’s cardiologist, says POTS is easy to spot and diagnose, if medical professionals know what to look for. However, Chen says many physicians are still unfamiliar with the condition. “These patients are young and otherwise healthy, yet left unable to work, drive, exercise, have children or experience many of life’s ‘normalcies’ for fear of fainting,” says Dr. Chen, who leads one of only a few POTS clinics in the nation. “When my patients hear that their condition is real, and treatments exist to remedy many of its side effects, it often changes everything for them.” -----------------------Connect with us: https://twitter.com/CedarsSinaihttps://www.facebook.com/CedarsSinaihttps://www.instagram.com/CedarsSinai Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow’s health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.   - Acute Coronary Syndromes - 499CedarSinai

What is POTS? | Cedars-Sinai

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#POTS is associated with nervous system dysfunction and results in an abnormal increase in heart rate that occurs after sitting up or standing. The condition typically affects young women in childbearing age. The distinguishing symptoms of POTS are a rapid increase in the heartbeat of more than 30 beats per minute and a heart rate that exceeds 120 beats per minute, within 10 minutes of standing.

 

Dr. Peng-Sheng Chen, a national expert in the condition and Ryberg’s cardiologist, says POTS is easy to spot and diagnose, if medical professionals know what to look for. However, Chen says many physicians are still unfamiliar with the condition.

 

“These patients are young and otherwise healthy, yet left unable to work, drive, exercise, have children or experience many of life’s ‘normalcies’ for fear of fainting,” says Dr. Chen, who leads one of only a few POTS clinics in the nation. “When my patients hear that their condition is real, and treatments exist to remedy many of its side effects, it often changes everything for them.”

 

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Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow’s health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.

 

 

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