Recurrent Thromboembolic Events in a Patient With Dysautonomia: A Case Report

Kyle C. Smith, Andrew M. Freeman


Recurrent unexplained thromboembolic events are managed by anti-coagulation medications with or without a known etiology. In patients with autonomic instability syndromes there has been a recent report of a link to anti-phospholipid syndrome (APS) but also the mechanism of dysautonomia itself may contribute to clot formation. In this case report we report the case of a 26-year-old female with postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS) and gastroparesis who suffered chronic thromboembolic phenomenon diagnosed after an episode of amaurosis fugax. This patients case will serve to highlight the importance of recognizing risk factors for blood clots in patients with dysautonomias.

J Med Cases. 2014;5(7):399-400


Dysautonomia; Postural tachycardia syndrome; Gastroparesis; Thromboemboli; Clots

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