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Vaso-Vegal and Surgery

From: Pat Toohey/


My daughter has vaso-vagal and has had episodes since she has been a baby. She is fifteen now and lives on salty food and gatorade which seem to help. she has not had an episode in about 3 years. My concern is she has to get arthroscopic surgery on her knee on Jan 29. And I am wondering if any one has any info about vaso-vegal attacks after surgery? I am prepared for her to possibly have an episode because her body will be drained but any info would help or sugestions before surgery? I have include my e-mail address. Sincerely, Pat Toohey

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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