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Re: Was my husband's episode vasovagal?

From: patient


I had similar episodes leading up to my heart stopping. I am not kidding. Sinus Node stopped sending impulse to heart to keep it kicking and ticking. Stopped more than 6 times. I am lucky to be alive thanks to my 25 year old daughter knowing what to do. I now have a pacemaker and am under medication for the vaso-vagal. Last week I had 21 episodes in one day. Doctor said double the dosage. This is a bandaid to me fix so I am going to MAYO clinic in a week. By the way I am a serious triathlete and my heart is in great shape. I am training everyday with doctors approval. Feeling great but I want answers... Good luck with your husband.

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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