A new insight on postural tachycardia syndrome in 102 adults with hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome/hypermobility spectrum disorder

Submitted: March 25, 2020
Accepted: April 9, 2020
Published: May 20, 2020
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There is an association between joint hypermobility, hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (hEDS) and different forms of orthostatic intolerance. Objective: to explore autonomic profile in a large cohort of adults with hEDS and hypermobility spectrum disorder (hEDS/HSD) with a multimodal approach. In this observational retrospective study, heart rate, blood pressure and baroreflex sensitivity were estimated in 102 hEDS/HSD subjects during deep breathing, Valsalva maneuver, standing up: 30-15 ratio, Head-Up Tilt and sustained handgrip. Abnormal results and head-up tilt test were common and included postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS; 48%), orthostatic intolerance (25.5%) and hypotension (3.9%). Baroreflex sensitivity was significantly different in individuals with POTS compared to the others. This study confirms the high rate and heterogeneity of abnormal autonomic regulation in hEDS/HSD, and suggests the baroreflex sensitivity might distinguish comorbid POTS from other profiles in this subgroup of patients. Abnormal autonomic regulation is common in adults with hEDS/HSD and should be regularly assessed for tailoring the management approach.

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Celletti, Claudia, Beatrice Borsellino, Marco Castori, Federica Censi, Giovanni Calcagnini, Filippo Camerota, and Stefano Strano. 2020. “A New Insight on Postural Tachycardia Syndrome in 102 Adults With Hypermobile Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome/Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder”. Monaldi Archives for Chest Disease 90 (2). https://doi.org/10.4081/monaldi.2020.1286.