Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) can be a challenging disorder to manage, both for providers and patients. An accurate and timely diagnosis, followed by a personalized management plan can improve the quality of life for patients with POTS. The 2019 CCS Position Statement on POTS provides recommendations to help guide health care providers in the diagnosis, evaluation, and treatment of POTS.
In this workshop session, members of the CCS POTS panel will present key messages from the 2019 statement to highlight new evidence. Members will use example cases to discuss:
(1) diagnostic dilemmas – POTS or not,
(2) use of the new CCS schema for orthostatic intolerance,
(3) “POTS Plus”,
(4) non-pharmacological treatment of POTS,
(5) a pharmacological approach to POTS, and
(6) children and POTS.