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Re: vaso-vagal resulting in asystole?

From: sue


My Husband was just recovering in the hospital from coronary artery bypass....was sitting in the chair....suddenly passed out ....asystole of 20 seconds or so.Cardiologist came immediately and diagnosed vasal vagal .I did nor realize that the heart can stop as a result of vasal vagal.Just before he passed out, he gave a small cough, like his throat was bothering him or there was discomfort in the area of his neck. Anyhow they put in a pace maker,in case this happens when he is driving or something....back up I guess...Sue RN

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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