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Re: pacemaker..treatment for vaso vagel?



I have always suffered from fainting episodes since I was a small child, but as I got into my early twenties I appeared to be fainting more frequently. After much investigation and finally a tilt table test, I was diagnosed with malignant vaso-vagal syndrome at the age of 26. It appeared that everytime I fainted my heart was actually stopping. I was taken into hospital the following week and fitted with a pacemaker, I have not suffered any more attacks and I am now 33 years old. I am, however, pregnant so no doubt there are new experiences ahead! Has anybody given birth with a pacemaker?

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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