Cardiac problems in ME/CFS

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Cardiac problems occur as part of a wide range of signs and symptoms in ME/CFS. These include arrhythmia, bradycardia, chest pain, dysautonomia,[1] dyspnea, heart palpitations,[2] heart rate variability, hypotension, low blood volume,[3] neurally mediated hypotension,[1] orthostatic intolerance,[1] poor circulation,[4] postural orthostatic tachycardia,[1] small heart syndrome,[5] small left ventricle,[6] Short QT interval,[7] reduced cardiac volumes[8] and tachycardia.

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Institute of Medicine (USA); Committee on the Diagnostic Criteria for Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (10 February 2015), Beyond Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Redefining an Illness 
  2. http://www.healthrising.org/blog/2013/11/01/heart-palpitations-heart-poundin-heart-fluttering-oh-lord-cardiologist-heart-racing-arrythmias-chronic-fatigue-syndrome/
  3. Newton, Julia L.; Finkelmeyer, Andreas; Petrides, George; Frith, James; Hodgson, Tim; Maclachlan, Laura; MacGowan, Guy; Blamire, Andrew M. (2016), "Reduced cardiac volumes in chronic fatigue syndrome associate with plasma volume but not length of disease: a cohort study", Open Heart, 3 (1), doi:10.1136/openhrt-2015-000381 
  4. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Treatment Guide, 2nd Edition, By Erica Verrillo
  5. Miwa, Kunihisa; Fujita, Masatoshi (2008), "Small Heart Syndrome in Patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome", Clinical Cardiology, 31 (7): 328–333, doi:10.1002/clc.20227, PMID 18636530 
  6. Miwa, Kunihisa (Jul 2015), "Cardiac dysfunction and orthostatic intolerance in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis and a small left ventricle", Heart and Vessels, 30 (4): 484–489, doi:10.1007/s00380-014-0510-y, PMID 24736946 
  7. Naschitz, J; Fields, M; Isseroff, H; Sharif, D; Sabo, E; Rosner, I (2006), "Shortened QT interval: a distinctive feature of the dysautonomia of chronic fatigue syndrome.", Journal of Electrocardiology, 39 (4): 389-94, doi:10.1016/j.jelectrocard.2005.10.014, PMID 16895768 
  8. Tomas, Cara; Finkelmeyer, Andreas; Hodgson, Tim; MacLachlan, Laura; MacGowan, Guy A; Blamire, Andrew M; Newton, Julia L (2017), "Elevated brain natriuretic peptide levels in chronic fatigue syndrome associate with cardiac dysfunction: a case control study", Open Heart, doi:10.1136/openhrt-2017-000697 
  9. Olimulder, MA; Galjee, MA; Wagenaar, LJ; van Es, J; van der Palen, J; Visser, FC; Vermeulen, RC; von Birgelen, C (2016), "Chronic fatigue syndrome in women assessed with combined cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.", Netherlands Heart Journal, doi:10.1007/s12471-016-0885-8, PMID 27561279 
  10. Bozzini, S; Albergati, A; Capelli, Enrica; Lorusso, Lorenzo; Gazzaruso, C; Pelissero, G; Falcone, C (2018), "Cardiovascular characteristics of chronic fatigue syndrome.", Biomedical Reports, 8 (1): 26–30, doi:10.3892/br.2017.1024, PMID 29399336 


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