Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
What is POTS?
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a grouping of symptoms that result from a body’s inability to control vital bodily functions that normally happen without any thought. These include breathing, blood pressure, blood vessel constriction/dilation, heart rate, digestion, and body temperature.
Patients with POTS are unable to maintain a tightening of blood vessels in their extremities upon standing, which results in blood pooling in their hands and feet. The brain tries to compensate by telling the heart to beat harder and faster in order to deliver blood to the vital organs.
Appointments & Referrals
Find information about how to be referred to the POTS Clinic and what to expect as a new patient.