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What Is POTS and Why Haven't More People Heard of It?

The chronic condition – in which the autonomic nervous system sends faulty signals to blood vessels, causing them to transport blood to the wrong places at the wrong times – manifests for unknown reasons and differently in everyone, and is readily misdiagnosed as anxiety or exhaustion.

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Fludrocortisone linked to reduction in vasovagal syncope

Robert Sheldon, M.D., Ph.D., from the University of Calgary in Canada, and colleagues examined whether fludrocortisone treatment reduces the risk of recurrent vasovagal syncope by at least 40 percent. A total of 210 patients with a median of 15 syncopal spells over a median of nine years were randomized to fludrocortisone or placebo; 14 patients were lost to follow-up before syncopal recurrence.

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