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Canadian Journal of Cardiology

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and Cardiac Rehabilitation: Successes and Challenges

      Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a form of dysautonomia most prevalent in premenopausal women. POTS sufferers experience debilitating symptoms, impacting quality of life. Evidence suggests exercise and lifestyle interventions may ameliorate symptoms of fatigue, exercise intolerance, palpitations, syncope, chest pain and dyspnea. POTS continues to be poorly understood, however, and cardiac rehabilitation (CR) is prescribed increasingly. The purpose of this study was to describe the experience of a gender-specialized CR program for patients with POTS.
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