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November 2016 Br J Cardiol 2016;23:141–4 doi:10.5837/bjc.2016.038

Postural tachycardia syndrome: a UK occupational therapy perspective

Jenny Welford, Christopher McKenna

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Introduction Postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) is a form of dysautonomia, a term used to describe dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system. Those living with PoTS can experience a vast array of symptoms that can be life-altering and debilitating.1 As well as a significant increase in heart rate upon standing, as a result of orthostatic intolerance, syncope and presyncope can occur, along with headaches, fatigue, palpitations, nausea and dizziness, which are usually relieved by lying down.2 Other autonomic functions, such as digestion, bladder control, temperature regulation and stress responses, may also be affected. Onset can be sudden

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Heart Rhythm Congress 2015

December 2015 Br J Cardiol 2015;22:146

Heart Rhythm Congress 2015

Afzal Sohaib, Kevin Leong

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Plenary session – precision medicine for the next decade A distinguished line-up of speakers enlightened the congress on the future of rhythm management in this session. Dr Calum MacCrae (Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA) opened our eyes to the ongoing challenges and potential of genetic testing to tailor the treatment of cardiovascular disease. From genetics and genomics we moved on to proteomics, where Professor Manual Mayr (King’s College London) enlightened us on how this emerging and rapidly growing discipline can shape the future of rhythm management. Professor A John Camm (President, Arrhythmia Alliance) brought the conc

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