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Vaso-Vagal Syncope



My dad (52yrs) was just diagnosed with a severe case of VVS. He passed out while driving home from work, LUCKILY no one was hurt from that. Anyways they did several tests on his brain and his brain waves, including all the heart tests. The last test was the tilt test and he was out within 9 seconds, he flatlined, so they immediately set up for a pacemaker to be inserted. I have a few questions of my own: 1. Is it hereditary, cause I have an irregular heart beat now at 26 yrs? 2. Does taking Aleive or Naproxen slow down your heart rate? 3. Is the number one symptom stress or anxiety? Thanks for posting this site.


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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