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Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome following Open Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm repair
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  • Lucy Manuel,
  • Laura Fong,
  • Andrew Mamo,
  • Ramon Varcoe,
  • Wilfred Saw,
  • Peter Grant
Lucy Manuel
Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services
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Laura Fong
Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services
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Andrew Mamo
Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services
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Ramon Varcoe
Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services
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Wilfred Saw
Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services
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Peter Grant
Prince of Wales Hospital and Community Health Services
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Abstract

Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) is a variant of cardiovascular autonomic disorder characterised by an excessive heart rate on standing and orthostatic intolerance. We present a rare case of a 38-year old man who underwent open repair of a thoracoabdominal aortic aneurysm (TAAA) for a chronic Stanford type B aortic dissection whose recovery was complicated by POTS. He was received blood transfusions, and was commenced on metoprolol, fludrocortisone and ivabradine with significant improvement in his symptoms.

Peer review status:Published

01 Feb 2021Published in Journal of Surgical Case Reports volume 2021 issue 2. 10.1093/jscr/rjab012