Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome: Diagnosis and Management

Author: Alisa L. Niksch, MD
Pediatric Cardiologist at Tufts Floating Hospital for Children, Boston, MA 

This lecture will go over what POTS is (Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome) and how pediatric patients may present with heightened pain, anxiety type symptoms, dizziness, and/or, fatigue. It will then let pediatricians, pediatric specialists know how they can begin to see if POTS is possible by simple orthostatic pressures and heart rate measurements and what the next steps in diagnosing and treatment may be.