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Remaining Upright: Approach to Orthostatic Intolerance

In this educational seminar, Dr. Cortez defines Orthostatic Intolerance and provides an overview of the anatomy involved. She introduces various clinical lab tests and discusses their role in diagnosis then offers several case illustrations from diagnosis to management. She then ends her talk with several conclusions and take home points.

Remaining Upright: Approach to Orthostatic Intolerance
Presented by Melissa Cortez, DO

Orthostatic intolerance

Melissa Cortez, DO

Melissa Cortez, DO is an Assistant Professor within the Department of Neurology at University of Utah Health Care. Dr. Cortez is also the Director and Founder of the Autonomic Physiology Lab. Dr. Cortez is board-certified in Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology. She completed her neurology residency at the University of Utah School of Medicine. Before returning to University of Utah Health Care in 2014, she served as a Fellow at the Mayo School of Medical Education, receiving specialized training in Clinical Neurophysiology and the management of Multiple Sclerosis.

Download a copy of the presentation slides – Cortez – OI 4 6 2016 (HIPPA-safe) – and access the video:

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