Compression in Postural Tachycardia Syndrome: Exploring the Patient Experience


This study is looking at experiences with compression garments in individuals diagnosed with POTS. Many doctors prescribe compression garments for POTS, but there is little research demonstrating if they actually work. The theory behind a compression garment is that it ‘squeezes’ the blood vessels in the legs and pelvis/abdomen, making it easier for blood to get back to your heart when you are standing. This improved blood return may mean that your heart does not need to beat as fast. However, there is also no research looking at the patient experience with compression garments.

In this study, you will participate in a phone interview that will last approximately 20 minutes but may be slightly shorter or longer. This will be a one on one interview with a member of the research team. We will ask you questions about compression garments, and your experience with wearing or not wearing them as a management option for your POTS symptoms. We plan to interview both participants who have/do wear compression garments as well as those who have not worn a compression garment.


Currently recruiting participants: Yes

Eligible gender: Male, Female, Transgender, Other

Eligible ages: 18 to 60

Inclusion criteria:

1. Physician diagnosis of Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS)
2. Canadian resident
3. Age 18-60 years
4. All genders
5. Able and willing to provide informed consent
6. Ability to participate in a phone interview
7. Both participants who have or have not worn compression garments for their POTS symptoms


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Principal Investigator: Dr. Satish Raj Co-Investigator: Dr. Mary Runte Study Coordinator: Kate Bourne

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Satish Raj

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