Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Vasovagus Response

From: Neal


In 2002 I had triple bypass surgery, and a subsequent colonoscopy. Since those operations (never before), I have suffered from episodic "weak heart spells." I was told that perhaps my vagas nerve was "clipped" during surgery. My symptoms usually occur upon waking in the a.m., bowel-related, some coffee (I think) response, acid reflux response, etc. I'm currently on Prevacid for hiatal hernia & related ulcers. Not at all sure what's up, or what to do. Cardiologist seems to want to run from the subject - "no idea what it could be..." Any thoughts??? And just what is "vasovagal" syndrome/response/etc.???

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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