Stanford Autonomic Disorders Program in the News

  • – Yahoo! News

    What we know about COVID vaccines and 'extremely rare' heart problems

    One unfounded claim making the rounds on social media is that Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin's cardiac arrest earlier this month was caused by the COVID-19 vaccine. This assertion isn't based on facts, but heart problems after vaccination have been reported in a very small number of cases.

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    New study finds link between POTS and long COVID

    NBC's Today Show highlights Dr. Mitchell Miglis and the Stanford Autonomic Division's ongoing research efforts in Long-COVID. Dr. Miglis' team is currently recruiting patients who developed Postural Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) after COVID, as well as those who had COVID and fully recovered, and those who never had COVID, for an NIH-sponsored study to better understand the mechanisms of Long-COVID dysautonomia. If interested, please email:

  • – VJNeurology

    Update on biomarkers in isolated RBD and future directions

    Mitchell Miglis, MD discusses a recent landmark review on identifying biomarkers in isolated REM sleep behavior disorder that predict the development of diseases such as Parkinson's, DLB, & MSA.

  • – WATE 6 On Your Side

    COVID-19 long haulers are developing debilitating, chronic condition called POTS

    Some COVID-19 patients have developed post-infectious neurological symptoms suggestive of dysautonomia. Persistent dizziness, lightheadedness, or tachycardia upon standing, that manifests months after COVID-19 infection, could indicate a diagnosis of postural orthostatic tachycardia syndrome (POTS). Dr. Mitchell Miglis speaks about the association of COVID-19 and dysautonomia and his efforts to spearhead a Stanford research study looking at autonomic dysfunction in post-COVID syndrome. 

  • – NBC News

    Some COVID-19 patients aren't getting better. Major medical centers are trying to figure out how to help.

    NBC News consults Dr. Mitchell Miglis on lingering symptoms in patients months after COVID-19 infection. Dr. Miglis shares his thoughts on the medical community's rising suspicion of the virus's damage to the autonomic nervous system.