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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2015, Article ID 545029, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/545029
Case Report

Treatment of Refractory Postural Tachycardia Syndrome with Subcutaneous Octreotide Delivered Using an Insulin Pump

1Department of Diabetes & Endocrinology, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Chester CH2 1UL, UK
2Department of Cardiology, Countess of Chester Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Chester CH2 1UL, UK

Received 3 October 2014; Revised 27 March 2015; Accepted 30 March 2015

Academic Editor: W. Zidek

Copyright © 2015 Muhammad Khan et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (PoTS) represents a disorder of the autonomic nervous system that results in symptoms of orthostatic intolerance. Despite having a severe impact on the patient’s quality of life, the current treatment options for PoTS are based on limited evidence. Subsequently, this results in clinicians having to utilise a variety of treatment regimens in the hope of successfully providing symptomatic relief. However, the options available for PoTS are not without significant side effects that can worsen an already debilitating condition. Our cases provide a further novel treatment option for clinicians to consider in PoTS refractory to established treatments.