Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Laughing and V-V



Ted, what did you find out? I too can have a V-V response when I either laugh too hard or cough too hard. I think I have fainted three times now when I have been laughing at my sons. This really worries them -obviously. I have seen a cardiologist and he says my heart is fine-----"its just a V-V reflex". When I did my heart echo-doppler test, the technician had me hold my breath and he said my heart was responsive IMMEDIATELY----and he thought this might be what was causing the issue. Normal resting heart rate is about 54 and BP is about 120 over 80. I'm 53.

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