I have POTS and one or more of my kids may have it also. Last week, I sent my youngest son to school with my new iphone, Garmin chest strap and Digifit Icardio heart rate monitor running on it and I picked it up at noon. His heart rate was high and had wild swings. I took him the next day to our clinic and his EKG showed inverted P waves. My EKG’s are always fine so I am really worried. He’s going to a cardiologist who has seen POTS patients in a couple of days.
I originally thought my POTS was from the swine flu but I think I’ve had mild POTS most of my life and I was misdiagnosed as ADD-inattentive. I tested two of my other kids with my Digifit iCardio and they were fine but I’m going to test my oldest two when they come home for the holidays. I suspect my POTS may be familial. How did you find out yours was familial? Is there a certain ethnic group that familial POTS runs in or is it rare but wide spread across different heritages? I appreciate your posting! Thanks!
My best, SweetFeather