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Re: Vaso Vagal

From: Mark C.


I was recently attending my daughter's soccer game when I became light headed and passed out. I am 44 years old and am being treated for hypertension. After 2 days in the hospital which included a stress test, EKG, CT scan, and heart monitor, I was diagnosed with vaso vagal syncope. I have been prescrbed lopresser (substitute for my previous bp medication) to help control my heart rate (which is normally slow; ~60 resting). I'm a bit concerned about the effect of the lopresser, since it's intent is to slow the heart rate, and mine is already slow. Now that I know about the VV, I can recall previous times of light headedness and cold sweats (never passed out before).

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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