Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS): Diagnostic Testing & Management

Durham, NC US
April 11, 2015

April 11th, 2015

Course Director

Camille Frazier-Mills, MD, MHS

Event Contact: Christy Darnell, Duke Heart Center, christy.darnell@duke.edu

Agenda

Overall goal: 
Patients with postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) require a team approach in their management. Unfortunately, it can take 2-5 years to make the diagnosis of POTS due to multisystem involvement leading to a variety of symptoms. Physicians and other providers, including cardiologists/electrophysiologists, neurologists, primary care physicians, psychiatrists and allied health professionals caring for POTS patients are experiencing changes in health care delivery and demand. Primary care physicians encounter patients with arrhythmia symptoms and syncope, and must determine a patient’s risk and appropriately manage the patient and refer to specialist(s) as needed.

This educational meeting serves to improve the knowledge and competence among primary care physicians, neurologists, and cardiologists as it relates to current diagnosis and treatment of POTS patients.

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Parking information:
Attendees can park in the Bryan Research Parking Garage on the corner of Research Drive and Searle Center Drive. There will be a parking attendant a the entrance off of Research Drive, and a sign that reads, "Duke Heart Center - POTS Symposium - April 11, 2015." Parking will be free of charge. 

 2015 Duke POTS Symposium slides and videos:

Videos: POTS 2015

Slides: http://www.slideshare.net/DukeHeartCenter/presentations 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify current and evolving understanding of POTS and related illnesses. 
  • Diagnose POTS and consider evaluation for secondary cause/referral.
  • Initiate appropriate treatment for POTS and refer as needed to enhance management of patient.
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Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 3.25 Attendance
Registration Opens: 
02/20/2015
Registration Expires: 
02/20/2017
Activity Starts: 
04/11/2015 - 8:45am
Activity Ends: 
04/11/2015 - 12:00pm
Searle Center, Duke Campus
100 Bryan Searle Dr.
Durham, NC 27710
United States

Camille Frazier-Mills, MD, MHS
Activity Medical Director

Available Credit

  • 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
  • 3.25 Attendance

Accreditation Period

Registration Opens: 
02/20/2015
Registration Expires: 
02/20/2017
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