Postural Tachycardia Syndrome and Anxiety Disorder in Post-SARS-CoV-2- A Case Report

    Published on:July 2021
    Journal of Young Pharmacists, 2021; 13(2):189-191
    Case Report | doi:10.5530/jyp.2021.13.39

    Sakthi Thava Priya C1,*, Dhakchinamoorthi Krishna Kumar1, Vijayan Abhilash1, Divya V3, Sharnita P4, Sellappan Mohan2

    1Department of Pharmacy Practice, Karpagam College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

    2Department of Pharmaceutics, Karpagam College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

    3Department of Pharmacy Practice, PSG College of Pharmacy, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.

    4Department of Psychiatry, Karpagam Faculty of Medical Sciences and Research, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, INDIA.


    Severe acute respiratory syndrome of coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a contagious deadly virus that had a significant impact on public health. It also causes a major impact on the lung complication with other comorbid disorders, such as cardiac and psychological conditions, which also leads to significant health and psychological burden to the patients. The restoration of the mental conditions among SARS-CoV-2 infected individuals becomes more essential. A 56-year-old female patient was admitted with chief complaints of dry cough and fever in the casualty care unit. She was diagnosed with positive SARS-CoV-2 infection and immediately admitted to covid care isolation wards. She was managed with antiviral drugs and other supportive care. Later, discharged with prednisone, oral anticoagulants, and vitamin supplements. Two weeks later she was presented with chief complaints of fatigue, palpitations, and dizziness diagnosed with Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) and anxiety disorder. Further, symptomatic management provided with a selective beta-blocker, antiarrhythmic drugs, and anxiolytic drugs. The present case report provides a basic insight into complications of POTS and anxiety disorder associated with post-SARS-CoV-2 infection. The appropriate therapeutic treatment and providing better counselling may improve daily activity and quality of life in patients reported with POTS symptoms.

    Key words: Post SARS-CoV-2 infection, POTS, Anxiety disorder, Psychiatric distress, Cardiac complication, Supportive care.

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