Orthostatic intolerance symptoms are associated with depression and diminished quality of life in patients with postural tachycardia syndrome

@inproceedings{Moon2016OrthostaticIS,
  title={Orthostatic intolerance symptoms are associated with depression and diminished quality of life in patients with postural tachycardia syndrome},
  author={Jangsup Moon and Do Yong Kim and Jung-Ick Byun and J Sunwoo and Jung-Ah Lim and Tae-Joon Kim and Jung-Won Shin and Woo-Jin Lee and Han Sang Lee and Jin-Sun Jun and Kyung-il Park and Keun-Hwa Jung and Soon-Tae Lee and Ki-Young Jung and Kon Chu and Sang Kun Lee},
  booktitle={Health and Quality of Life Outcomes},
  year={2016}
}
BackgroundPatients with postural tachycardia syndrome often appear depressive and report diminished quality of life (QOL). In the current study, we first evaluated if the maximal heart rate (HR) increment after standing is associated with the clinical symptoms in patients with excessive orthostatic tachycardia (OT). Next, we investigated the correlations among the symptoms of orthostatic intolerance (OI), depression, and health-related QOL in these patients. Finally we assessed if patients with… CONTINUE READING
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