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Re: vaso vagal response

Date: 12/1/99
Time: 5:22:37 AM
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vasovagal syncope

From: joe goldberg


Please contact me if you are in the Chicago area or anywhere and have information on ways to stop this or prevent it. I also need information on doctors and specialists in this area. write:

Vaso-vagel and the heart

From: Jess


My baby sister passed out at the age of 3. Her eyes rolled back, stopped breathing momentatily, and seizured. She did this only when she would fall, so it happened maybe once or twice a year. She is now 12 and has had only a few since she was a baby. Today she had an episode though. As I was doing her hair she let out a loud breath, said she had to sit, and started to rub her head. I asked her if she was okay...or going to faint and she said yes. I laid her on the floor and tried to get her to control her breathing, but she still passed out (no seizures now). She has been perfectly healthy and fine. She has passed out less than 10 times her whold life but it is so frightening for me and her. The dr's at Children's said she had vaso-vagel. They said she needed lots of water and more salt in her diet; and they diagonosed her as only having vv when she is dehydrated or in the situation that she may have a fear of pain (getting her ears pierced). They said she would grow out of it.

They never mentioned any type of condition related to the heart. How can Vaso-Vagel affect the heart and is it something that could seriously affect her, that the dr's didn't mention?

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