Free seminar to be offered Thursday, April 10
Dr. Peter C. Rowe, associate professor of pediatrics at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine will present a free community seminar, "Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: An Update and Recent Findings," Thursday, April 10, at 7 p.m., in the first floor conference room at Pangborn Hall, across from Washington County Hospital in Hagerstown.
Rowe is part of a research team that made a connection between a condition called neurally mediated hypotension and chronic fatigue syndrome. Neurally mediated hypotension is described as the profound drop in blood pressure experienced by some people after exercise, prolonged periods of standing or exposure to warm temperatures. Symptoms include fainting, light-headedness, nausea and fatigue which can last for days.
In the study, 23 people with chronic fatigue syndrome were placed on a horizontal tilt-table and rotated to a near-standing position. Twenty-two had resulting abnormal blood pressure.