Featured Video of the Week: The History of POTS

In 1983 autonomic medicine was known as “The Cinderella of Medicine” because it was a neglected sub-specialty. At the time there were only 3 physicians in the world studying it; Dr. Roger Bannister, the runner; Dr. David Robertson, from Vanderbilt; and Dr. Phillip Low, our interviewee. At the time Dr. Low became interested in a group of patients who had orthostatic tachycardia and later used the term, “POTS: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome” to describe the syndromic nature of one of the most common forms of dysautonomia. In this interview Dr. Low describes how the term, “POTS” was coined and also describes advances made in the study of POTS and autonomic medicine in the last few decades.

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  1. Thank you Dr. Low for sharing your experience with us! Thank you Al Reuchel for a great job leading this interview. Congratulations to AAS & TDP for collaboration on this!

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