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Re: vaso-vagal resulting in asystole?
Hi Jim - that must have been a scary experience. From what I've read, assystole in syncope is not all that uncommon, and has occured while people are taking the "tilt table test". Generally the heart starts back up again by itself. HOwever, since you had these other earlier chest pains, I think I'd want to push for a better explaination. You might look up "neurocardiogenic syncope" on the web - it's really just another name for vasovagal, but there seems to be more information about it under this other name.
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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
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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
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