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Re: Vaso-vagal syndrome



I have fainted ever since I was a small child. As I got into my early twenties I appeared to be passing out more frequently. After being tested for diabeties and epilepsy, I was given a tilt table test and diagnosed with malignant vasovagal syndrome at the age of 26. The results of the tilt table test proved that every time I was passing out my heart was stopping. I was taken into hospital within a week of diagnosis and fitted with a pacemaker. My condition has been undercontrol ever since.

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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