Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Re: What can you do?

From: JohnK


You should read this report that I just found today: There are many reasons for fainting-heart/cardiovascular problems, carotid artery blockage, electro-physiological, arrythmia, seizures.You need a lot of tests to find out YOUR cause. These include echocardiogram, EEP, EP catheterization, carotid ultasound scan, treadmill stress test with isotope, and tilt table. I have been thru all of them. I only failed the tilt test after nitroglycerin was given to me to induce the adrenaline-associated fight/flight reponse. This means my cause IS vaso-vagal. Atenolol was prescribed (beta blocker) but I am wary of the side effects. Salt and hydration are important for sure. Good luck to you in finding a solution to your problem

This web site is not a substitute for a thorough medical evaluation and diagnosis of your vaso-vagal type symptoms.  Medical treatment and diagnosis is the only acceptable initial response to these serious symptoms since they might present from any number of life threatening and treatable illnesses. It is for you and your physician to rule out more serious illnesses; Please don't use this online forum as an alternative to getting responsible medical attention and being under the care of a physician for the duration of any unknown, suspected or dangerous vaso-vagal syndrome symptoms.
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