Cleveland Clinic webinar on “POTs, Syncope and Other Autonomic Disorders” held November 12, 2014

Cleveland Clinic webinar
Date: Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Time: 12:00 PM (EST)

(See link at the bottom of this article to register)

Kenneth Mayuga, MD

Kenneth Mayuga, MD Cardiac Electrophysiologist Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart & Vascular Institute

Autonomic disorders are neurological diseases which can affect the cardiovascular system. Syncope, Dysautonomia and POTs (Postural Tachycardia Syndrome) are the most common forms. Over one million Americans are impacted with a primary autonomic system disorder and symptoms can include problems with the heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and perspiration. Take this opportunity to learn more and have your questions answered by a cardiologist and neurologist in a secure online setting.

Dysautonomia is a general term used to describe a breakdown, or failure of the autonomic nervous system. The autonomic nervous system controls much of your involuntary functions. There are a wide range of symptoms that may include problems with the regulation of heart rate, blood pressure, body temperature and perspiration. Other symptoms include fatigue, lightheadedness, feeling faint or passing out (syncope), weakness and cognitive impairment.

Syncope (pronounced “sin ko pea”) is the brief loss of consciousness and posture caused by a temporary decrease in blood flow to the brain. Syncope may be associated with a sudden fall in blood pressure, a decrease in heart rate or changes in blood volume or distribution. Syncope is often the result of an underlying medical condition that could be related to your heart, nervous system or blood flow to the brain.

Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome or (POTS) is one of a group of disorders that have orthostatic intolerance (OI) as their primary symptom. OI describes a condition in which an excessively reduced volume of blood returns to the heart after an individual stands up from a lying down position.

Take this opportunity to learn more about these autonomic disorders, including diagnosis and treatment options and have your questions answered by cardiac electrophysiologist Kenneth Mayuga, MD and neurologist Robert Shields, MD.”

Understanding POTS, Syncope and other autonomic disorders

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