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POTS and Pregnancy

Articles to better understand the impact of pregnancy on POTS

These articles appear in peer reviewed, scientific journals and are written by those active in researching POTS and other forms of dysautonomia.  When reading journal articles, it can be helpful to focus mainly on the abstract, introduction/background, and discussion section of the paper to get the main idea of the paper.

Hanson, J., Richley, M., Hsu, J. J., Lin, J., & Afshar, Y. (2022). Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome and orthostatic hypotension in post-acute sequelae of COVID-19 during pregnancy: a case report. European Heart Journal-Case Reports, 6(12), ytac453.

Morgan, K., Smith, A., & Blitshteyn, S. (2022). POTS and Pregnancy: A Review of Literature and Recommendations for Evaluation and Treatment. International Journal of Women's Health, 1831-1847.

Borlase, D., & Nelson-Piercy, C. (2021). Pregnancy and Postural Tachycardia Syndrome. Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: A Concise and Practical Guide to Management and Associated Conditions, 253-261.

Hoeltzenbein, M., Lehmann, M. L., Beck, E., Dathe, K., & Schaefer, C. (2021). Ivabradine use in pregnant women—treatment indications and pregnancy outcome: an evaluation of the German Embryotox database. European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 77, 1029-1037.

Park, K., Bairey Merz, C. N., Bello, N. A., Davis, M., Duvernoy, C., Elgendy, I. Y., ... & American College of Cardiology Cardiovascular Disease in Women Committee and the Cardio-Obstetrics Work Group. (2021). Management of women with acquired cardiovascular disease from pre-conception through pregnancy and postpartum: JACC focus seminar 3/5. Journal of the American College of Cardiology, 77(14), 1799-1812.

James, C. F., & Burnett, E. H. (2019). Multiple anesthetic and obstetric challenges in a laboring patient with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS): acquired hemophilia and a rare seizure disorder. Acta Anaesthesiol Belg, 70(2), 85-89.

Leela, S. P. (2019). Essadi. New Diagnosis of Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) in Pregnancy. Online J Gyne Obste Maternity Care, 2(1), 180007.

Morgan, K., Chojenta, C., Tavener, M., Smith, A., & Loxton, D. (2018). Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome during pregnancy: a systematic review of the literature. Autonomic Neuroscience, 215, 106-118.

Belham, M., Patient, C., & Pickett, J. (2017). Inappropriate sinus tachycardia in pregnancy: a benign phenomena?. Case Reports, 2017, bcr2016217026.

Motiaa, Y., Doumiri, M., El Ouadghiri, N., & AnasTazi, S. (2016). Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome: Anesthetic management in the obstetric patient. Journal of Obstetric Anaesthesia and Critical Care, 6(2), 92.

Lide, B., & Haeri, S. (2015). A case report and review of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome in pregnancy. American Journal of Perinatology Reports, 5(01), e33-e36.

Panja, S., Bhowmick, K., Annamalai, N., & Gudi, S. (2013). A study of cardiovascular autonomic function in normal pregnancy. Al Ameen J Med Sci, 6(2).

Peggs, K. J., Nguyen, H., Enayat, D., Keller, N. R., Al-Hendy, A., & Raj, S. R. (2012). Gynecologic disorders and menstrual cycle lightheadedness in postural tachycardia syndrome. International Journal of Gynecology & Obstetrics, 118(3), 242-246.

Pramya, N., Puliyathinkal, S., Sagili, H., Jayalaksmi, D., & Reddi Rani, P. (2012). Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome complicating pregnancy: a case report with review of literature. Obstetric Medicine, 5(2), 83-85.

Kimpinski, K., Iodice, V., Sandroni, P., & Low, P. A. (2010, July). Effect of pregnancy on postural tachycardia syndrome. In Mayo Clinic Proceedings (Vol. 85, No. 7, pp. 639-644). Elsevier.

Kanjwal, K., Karabin, B., Kanjwal, Y., & Grubb, B. P. (2009). Outcomes of pregnancy in patients with preexisting postural tachycardia syndrome. Pacing and Clinical Electrophysiology, 32(8), 1000-1003.