Vaso-Vagal Discussion

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Good morning, This past Friday afternoon I was taken to the hospital by ambulance due to what in all likelihood, an attack of Vasovagal Syndrome. I was about to faint, I also experienced severe weakness, nausea, sweating, tightness in the chest. disorientation and shaking uncontrolably. One of the physicians at the hospital said that they think that I have this syndrome. I had been experiencing minor episodes of this during the past few weeks, however, it went away after 20-30 minutes. What is Vasovagal Syndrome ? Does anybody know what causes it or is there any treatment for it ? I did have a 6 way heart bypass surgery 3 years ago, so it may be related to this. Does anyone have information on this disorder? Thank you,

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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