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Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome after surgical correction of an aortic coarctation: a case report

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Perrig, Stephen
Published in Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2012, vol. 6, no. 1, p. 241
Abstract Introduction: We report a case of postural tachycardia syndrome occurring after the surgical correction of an aortic coarctation, and coexisting with upper airway resistance syndrome. Case presentation: A 29-year-old Caucasian man complained of extreme fatigue, daytime sleepiness, shortness of breath on exertion, light-headedness and general weakness on standing. These symptoms began shortly after the surgical correction of an aortic coarctation and became progressively more debilitating, impairing any daily activity. An extensive work-up revealed postural tachycardia syndrome and a coexisting sleep-related breathing disorder, characterized as upper airway resistance syndrome. Conclusion: This is the first reported case describing the occurrence of postural tachycardia syndrome after the surgical correction of an aortic coarctation. This case also provides evidence for the suggestion that this syndrome may coexist with upper airway resistance syndrome, although the exact nature of their relationship must still be better established.
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FERNEX, Lucie et al. Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome after surgical correction of an aortic coarctation: a case report. In: Journal of Medical Case Reports, 2012, vol. 6, n° 1, p. 241. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:24332

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