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Syncope and hypermobile joints: Not rare, but rarely diagnosed [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020; 48(2): 177-179 | DOI: 10.5543/tkda.2019.32624

Syncope and hypermobile joints: Not rare, but rarely diagnosed

Elnur Tahirovic
Cardiovascular Surgery Clinic, University of Sarajevo Clinical Center, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is a chronic, debilitating condition characterized by heterogeneous symptoms, such as lightheadedness, palpitations, pre-syncope, syncope, and weakness or heaviness, especially of the legs. It is frequently associated with hypermobile joints or conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic abdominal pain, migraine headache, and diabetes mellitus. Described is a case of POTS, which though it is not rare, is rarely diagnosed. It can be diagnosed quickly with simple methods.

Keywords: Holter electrocardiogram, hypermobile joints; postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome; syncope.

How to cite this article
Elnur Tahirovic. Syncope and hypermobile joints: Not rare, but rarely diagnosed. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2020; 48(2): 177-179

Corresponding Author: Elnur Tahirovic, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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