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my 6 yr old daughter had a vagal episode

From: leslie


she was rushed to the hospital yesterday with a heartrate of 32 beats per minute. She explained that she saw flashes before she started to faint. After recieving oxygen and having her legs elevated by the EMT her heart rate rose to 72 beats per minute. All the routine tests were given at the hospital and she was released 5 hours later. And, went back to school and the doctor the next day. The doctor said she was fine and could resume normal activities. I hope this never happens again. What signs or symptoms should I look for to help prevent this from occurring again?

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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