Clinical Manifestations Of A Health Concern And The Modalities Developed Through The Implementation Of Programs For Postural Orthostatic Patients

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Tanisha Lafayette
Widener University

Abstract
Advanced practice nurses are known for analyzing and collecting data to help implement interventions and positive outcomes for the public. There are a numerous health conditions in the United States that advanced practice nurses (APNs) play a vital role in research and practicing evidence based medicine. The many influences that may negatively impact a patients health include social, environmental, and physical factors. This paper will discuss the importance of researching evidence on a health concern and the modalities developed through the implementation of programs for postural orthostatic patients. There is a need for more to take part in the research and contributions to evidence based research in understanding Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia and its clinical manifestations in the general population.

Introduction
Defining Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia and Statistics Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS) is considered an autonomic disorder, that affects between 1,000,000 to 3,000,000 people worldwide (Dysautonomia International, ). “Postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), is an autonomic disorder characterized by an exaggerated increase in heart rate that occurs during standing, without orthostatic hypotension” (Thanavaro, 2011). This syndrome consist of an elevated heart rate of 120 beats or more when changing positions from sitting to standing after standing for 10

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