Long-Haul Post-COVID-19 Symptoms Presenting as Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome and Other Cardiovascular Dysautonomias

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Description

In the acute phase coronavirus disease-19 (COVID-19) causes multiple complications including pneumonia, respiratory distress syndrome, liver injury, cardiac injury, and prothrombotic coagulopathy. Long-term consequences of COVID-19 remain unknown. According to preliminary reports, chronic (“long-haul”) symptoms following COVID-19 infections indicate cardiovascular autonomic dysfunction, more specifically a presentation similar to that of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). POTS is the most prevalent chronic cardiovascular dysautonomia among young and middle-aged individuals, with a significant female predominance. It is characterized by chronic orthostatic intolerance, abnormal heart rate increase on standing, deconditioning and less specific symptoms including headache, cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, and dysmotility.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date2020/10/01 → …

UKÄ subject classification

  • Cardiac and Cardiovascular Systems