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neurocardiogenic syncope

From: Joan


Does any one know what the difference is between neurocardiogenic syncope and vaso vagal syndrome? My family Dr. said I had vaso vagal syndrome and sent me to a cardiologist who did a tilt table test. I lasted 20 minutes in the standing position and suddenly felt nauseated and then passed out. My heart rate dropped to the high 30's. He said I did not have vaso vagal, I had neurocardiogenic syncope which is an electrical problem with the heart. After reading in this forum, it all sounds the same. Is this a serious condition? Is this anything that will shorten a life? Is this something that is inherited? If anyone has these answers, would you please help. I have not been back to my Dr. yet. He put me on florinef and I go back in two weeks. Thanks, Joan- my email is

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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