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Re: vasovagal - a garbage can diagnosis?
Good perspective. VV does seem a catch-all term for almost every faint. I cited the Mayo faint page a long time ago and I'm glad you did it again because folks don't wade through everything here. There are probably a few people out there who fainted for heart related problems serious enough to warrant something more drastic, and hopefully had doctors who did the proper testing and reach the right conclusions.
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
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