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Winnipeg Free Press: A heart-racing experience

June 23, 2024 — 

POTS is typically sudden-onset and persistent, and affects otherwise healthy young people — and, in particular, healthy young women.

“About 85 per cent of POTS diagnoses are made in women,” says Dr. Colette Seifer, a cardiologist at St. Boniface Hospital and a professor in the department of internal medicine at the University of Manitoba.

Seifer says POTS fits under an umbrella of disorders called dysautonomia, which means it’s an abnormality of the autonomic nervous system.

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