Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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From: Linda Jones  Linda@RoLin.US


I was hospitalized in April for chest pains and they decided to keep me overnight to rule out heart problems. The next day they started to do a treadmill test (after 14 hrs. of nothing to eat or drink) and I collapsed and my heart stopped for 1 min. 35 sec! They couldn't expain it at first and sent me to another cardiologist for an opinion. He diagnosed it as a combination of dehydration, alergic reaction to bata blockers and vasal vagal syndrom. Have you heard of anyone else having their heart stop during one of these episodes? I gets very uneasy anytime I start to feel faint and unsteady (will my heart stop this time or will I come out of it). I'd welcome any input you can give me. Thanks, Linda

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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