Possible relationship between chronic fatigue & postural tachycardia syndromes

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Postural tachycardia syndrome refers to the development of symptoms

such as light-headedness, visual blurring, palpitations and

weakness on assuming an upright posture; these symptoms are

relieved by resuming a supine posture. This syndrome is

occasionally associated with idiopathic hypovolemia, impaired

vasomotor tone, deconditioning and autonomic neuropathy, but

has not been reported in association with chronic fatigue

syndrome (CFS). We describe five patients who satisfied the

CFS criteria of the Centres for Disease Control and

Prevention. Upright tilt-table testing induced significant

hypotension and increased heart rate in all five patients,

consistent with clinical and autonomic manifestation of

postural tachycardia syndrome.

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