Note that views expressed in this opinion article are the writer’s personal views and not necessarily those of TrialSite.By Dr. Michael Goodkin
‘Perhaps If I Couldn’t Help Her, I Could Move The Chronic Illness Community Forward Instead’
As omicron continues to infect millions across the globe, reports of long-COVID are simultaneously on the rise. Although many individuals experience a quick turnaround after being infected with the virus, others who have recovered may experience long-lasting symptoms. Some experts believe there may be a connection between these long-COVID cases to a poorly understood condition called postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS), and The Centre for Heart Rhythm Disorders at the University of Adelaide, Australia, is determined to find answers through clinical research who received funding by the nonprofit, Standing Up To POTS.
Earning her Ph.D. in Physiology and Neurobiology from Rutgers in 1996, Dr. Cathy Pederson founded Standing Up to POTS in 2014 after her daughter developed mono at the age of 10. After her child’s health failed to improve, Pederson was determined to find answers. After 10 months and nine specialists later, her …
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Noninvasive cardiologist involved in treating general cardiology patients. Retired as of 4/1/16. Treated the first reported case of successful use of lipids to treat drug overdose. Published in The Annals of Emergency Medicine. Specialties: Philadelphia area expert in postural orthostatic tachycardia and orthostatic intolerance. Use state of the art medications and surgical referral when appropriate. Newly discovered marked benefit of cranial osteopathy in the diagnosis and treatment.