Part 1: PoTS Definition, Epidemiology & Diagnosis

Published: 17 Aug 2020

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This video is part of a six-part video panel discussion, Prof Andrew Sharp meets with an expert panel to moderate discussion on the issues surrounding Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) which is an abnormality of the automatic nervous system (dysautonomia) that results in abnormal heart rate increases upon standing or sitting.

Part one sees Prof Lesley Kavi (Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK) discuss the main definitions, epidemiology and diagnosis.

Panellists Prof Melvin Lobo, (Barts BP Centre of Excellence, London, UK), Dr Nick Gall, (Kings College, London, UK) and Prof Andrew Sharp, (The University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff, UK) then discuss.

To view other videos in the series please click here.

For further information on PoTS, please visit

The panellists have also written a helpful book on PoTS, available on Amazon.