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Would a pacemaker help?

From: Sarah


It sounds as if you have the kind of syncope that may indicate that you would need a pacemaker. There are various degrees of seriousness. In one level of seriousness, the brain experiences stress and tells the heart to stop pumping, and on the other, more serious level, the heart just randomly decides by itself to stop pumping (and that's when the person needs the pacemaker.) Good luck!

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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