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Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

A Concise and Practical Guide to Management and Associated Conditions

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  • Provides expert, multi-disciplinary guidance on this rarely covered topic
  • Reviews multidisciplinary management of the condition in light of the varying diagnoses
  • Contains practical clinical instruction including case-based learning and illustrative algorithms

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About this book

This book describes the varying clinical manifestations of postural tachycardia syndrome (PoTS) and provides a robust yet practical set of clinical tools for those managing patients suffering with this syndrome. Guidance is provided by a range of disciplines relevant to PoTS including general and specialist assessments, associated conditions, diagnostic considerations, therapy and service models. 

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: A Concise and Practical Guide to Management and Associated Conditions presents the scientific background and practical information for the busy medical professional, illustrating key features with care-based materials to help them manage this condition, which can be a challenge for patients and clinicians alike.

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Table of contents (47 chapters)

  1. POTS, An Introduction

  2. Specialty Assessment

  3. Associated Conditions


Editors and Affiliations

  • King's College Hospital, London, UK

    Nicholas Gall

  • Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences, Birmingham City University, Birmingham, UK

    Lesley Kavi

  • Barts NIHR Biomedical Research Centre, William Harvey Research Institute, Queen Mary University of London, London, UK

    Melvin D. Lobo

About the editors

Dr Nicholas Gall qualified in 1993 from Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospitals. He trained in General Internal Medicine and Cardiology and is a Consultant Cardiologist (electrophysiology) at King’s College Hospital and an Honorary Senior Lecturer at King’s College. He has a particular interest in loss of consciousness and autonomic conditions including PoTS: Neuro-cardiology. He has published widely, has an active PoTS research program and speaks at National and International conferences.  With Prof Kavi, he developed the PoTS masterclass  and has run the London Syncope conference since 2010. He is a Patron of PoTS-UK and medical adviser to STARS. 

Dr Lesley Kavi obtained her medical degree at Glasgow University.  She is currently working as a GP in Solihull and is Visiting Professor at Birmingham City University where she teaches on the Advanced Practice MSc. She was appointed as RCGP Syncope Clinical Champion in 2019 and developed an online open access toolkit for use by clinicians in primary care. In 2011 Lesley became a trustee of PoTS UK, the national charity that supports patients with postural tachycardia syndrome. In 2017 she took on the role of chairperson. Her special interests include PoTS, syncope and women’s health.

Dr Melvin Lobo is a Consultant Cardiovascular Physician and Director of the Bart's Blood Pressure Clinic based in the Barts Heart Centre and the William Harvey Research Institute.  He has a specialist interest in blood pressure disorders of all types, PoTS and autonomic control of the circulation. He is an accredited Clinical Hypertension Specialist of the European Society of Hypertension (ESH) and British Hypertension Society. Professor Lobo has participated in numerous clinical trials, particularly in the field of novel device therapy of hypertension. His research work has been featured on television and in the national press on numerous occasions.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Postural Tachycardia Syndrome

  • Book Subtitle: A Concise and Practical Guide to Management and Associated Conditions

  • Editors: Nicholas Gall, Lesley Kavi, Melvin D. Lobo

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Medicine, Medicine (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-54164-4Published: 21 October 2020

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-54167-5Published: 22 October 2021

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-54165-1Published: 21 October 2020

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: X, 332

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Cardiology, Neurology, Rheumatology

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