Once again, it’s NOT anxiety!

Learn more in this recent article by the Journal of Applied Physiology titled Excessive Heart Rate Response to Orthostatic Stress in Postural Tachycardia Syndrome is Not Caused by Anxiety


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Maria Mongillo on September 19, 2013 at 7:42 pm


    For me, it started in March 2013 after 2 syncopal episodes and hospitalization & treatment for dehydration and malnutrition & Orthostatic Intolerance, the POTS lingered & worsened. After countless cardiac tests and the confirmed presence of POTS (Increased sustained Tachycardia and BP plummeting-along with other symptoms), some family members (and a few docs) questioned (at times insisted) if it’s anxiety, because I have a history of Anxiety and Panic(which is controlled fairly well with medication).

    I am a Registered Nurse and I have, at times, NOT been taken seriously. Frustrating, as you well know! The proof is right there, on the countless heart monitors and BP Cuffs!

    Thank goodness for my Therapist, who has helped me and kept me sane, almost literally!

    Thanks again for this wealth of information on a subject I once knew nothing about!
    XO Maria Mongillo


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