Pyridostigmine in the treatment of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(6): 553-555 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2014.23873

Pyridostigmine in the treatment of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome

İlknur Can1, Venkatakrishna Tholakanahalli2
1Necmettin Erbakan University Meram School Of Medicine Cradiology Konya
2Minnesota Üniversitesi Kardiyoloji Anabilim Dalı, Minnesota, United States

A 34-year-old female patient was admitted with the complaints of inability to stand upright, palpitations, dizziness, and fatigue in the upright posture for the last one year. She was found to stand upright for less than one minute without symptoms. Tilt table testing showed that, compared to baseline her heart rate increased 55 beats/min in the fifth minute of the test with the symptoms of palpitations, fatigue and sweating without any significant change in her blood pressure. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome was diagnosed, and pyridostigmine treatment was started. Four months after treatment her symptoms were relieved so that she was able to function as a nurse.

Keywords: Hypotension, orthostatic/physiopathology/therapy, pyridostigmine bromide; syndrome; tachycardia/therapy.

How to cite this article
İlknur Can, Venkatakrishna Tholakanahalli. Pyridostigmine in the treatment of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2014; 42(6): 553-555

Corresponding Author: Venkatakrishna Tholakanahalli, United States
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