Healthcare practitioners in any medical subspecialty can learn more about POTS and be an ally for the chronic invisible illness community. Practitioners in general practice, family medicine, internal medicine, cardiology and neurology are critically important in effectively treating POTS patients.
The below resources are our top picks for quickly getting up to speed on POTS.
A Quick Start Guide of POTS Basics
There are many ways to learn about POTS. Here, we give you a few excellent options in different modalities.
Scientific article: Raj, S. R., Fedorowski, A., & Sheldon, R. S. (2022). Diagnosis and management of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome. Canadian Medical Association Journal, 194(10), E378-E385.
POTScast episode: What is POTS with Dr. Cathy Pederson (or any POTS Basics Episode)
Webinar: Overview of POTS by Dr. Satish Raj, 2020
CME course: Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome 1 credit. Expires February 2026.
Learning More... Great Clinical Resources
There are a variety of resources available that can fit your interest, time limitations, and learning style. Here are a few that we suggest.
Bateman Horne Center of Excellence provides excellent resources designed specifically for healthcare professionals.
Moon, J. (2021). Updates in postural tachycardia syndrome. Annals of Clinical Neurophysiology, 23(1), 1-6.
Rowe, P. C., Underhill, R. A., Friedman, K. J., Gurwitt, A., Medow, M. S., Schwartz, M. S., ... & Rowe, K. S. (2017). Myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome diagnosis and management in young people: a primer. Frontiers in Pediatrics, 121.
Still wanting to learn more?
Listen to The POTScast, a podcast on all things POTS, on your commute
Subscribe on your favorite podcast platform using these direct links for Apple podcasts, Amazon podcasts, Audible, Castbox, Castos, Google podcasts, Podcast Index, Podcast Republic, Spotify, and Stitcher. We have a variety of episodes.
- POTS Practitioners. Top specialists take a deep dive into a variety of aspects of caring for POTS patients, from diagnosis to treatment. Released on Tuesdays.
- Mast Cell Matters. Top MCAS experts share expertise about this common comorbidity (and possible underlying cause of POTS in some people) the first Tuesday of every month.
- POTS Diaries. Patients and family members share their experiences. Hearing their stories of POTS patients when you are not responsible for their care can be a good way to better understand the daily struggles associated with this diagnosis. Released on alternate Saturdays.
Take a CME course on POTS or another chronic invisible illness for credit
- POTS: Diagnosis and Management by Dr. Rob Wilson, Cleveland Clinic
- Bateman Horne Center CME program for ME/CFS, Fibromyalgia, and Long COVID/PASC
Read the current POTS literature
Google Scholar is a great place to find FREE articles on POTS and associated comorbidities. Some of the big name POTS physician-researchers to look for include Dr. Artur Fedorowski, Dr. Svetlana Blitshteyn, Dr. Satish Raj, and Dr. Blair Grubb.
Here are some good articles to begin with:
Vernino, S., Bourne, K. M., Stiles, L. E., Grubb, B. P., Fedorowski, A., Stewart, J. M., ... & Raj, S. R. (2021). Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS): State of the science and clinical care from a 2019 National Institutes of Health Expert Consensus Meeting-Part 1. Autonomic Neuroscience, 235, 102828.
Raj, S. R., Bourne, K. M., Stiles, L. E., Miglis, M. G., Cortez, M. M., Miller, A. J., ... & Vernino, S. (2021). Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS): Priorities for POTS care and research from a 2019 National Institutes of Health Expert Consensus Meeting–Part 2. Autonomic Neuroscience, 235, 102836.
Sheldon, R. S., Grubb, B. P., Olshansky, B., Shen, W. K., Calkins, H., Brignole, M., ... & Kanjwal, K. (2015). 2015 heart rhythm society expert consensus statement on the diagnosis and treatment of postural tachycardia syndrome, inappropriate sinus tachycardia, and vasovagal syncope. Heart Rhythm, 12(6), e41-e63.