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vaso-vagel syndrome

Date: 1/18/00
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I am a 26 year old female who has a mitral valve prolapse and vaso-vagel syndrome. I thought it was anxiety at first, but learned by going to a heart doctor that it was this. I have passed out several times - usually after eating out in a resturant and then standing for a little while i would get a stomach ache and then feel faint. The doctor said that it would go away in time. If you have this or know someone with these symptoms please contact me at

Vaso vagal attack like faint????

From: Daniel Bos


My name is Daniel Bos and I live in Holland. I have a girlfriend, which has vaso vagal attacks. The attacks shows like passing out. One moment she is fine and the other moment she passes out and falls on the ground. It seems that the aorta increases quickly so that more blood is stream uit her head then her heart is pomping. I don't know anything about this and the information in Holland is very poor. Can somebody help me to get information about these attacks and illness.

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I have had many occurances over the years and didn 't know what they were. Yesterday, I had the tilt table test and the doctor "confirmed" vaso vagal. The first time I had a "bad" attack was 1 1/2 years ago. I was staanding out in approx. 30f. weather waiting for a bus. I got on a very warm bus. I had dressed for the weather. After a couple of minutes I was way to warm and felt faint. I had a bus full of people watching me slide to the floor. They tried to prop my head and feet. I pushed the props away. I never really totally out. Within a few minutes of laying flat I was feeling much better. I was taken to the hospital and watched on a heart monitor for a couple of hours then released. They told me it was Vaso-vagal occurance. Withing the last few months I've had 4 or 5 occurances all of them when I get up in the morning and go to the bathroom. I felt hot/cold and sweaty at the same time. My mom found me and said that I was cold and clammy. She insisted that I see the doctor. I have been to my doctor quite a few times. I have been on a heart monitor for 24 hours. I have had an EKG. I saw a heart surgeon. He was the one that ordered the tilt table test. I think that they may get worse around my period. I after what I read that may be true. I will have to watch that. I also have been told that I have a slow standing heart rate. My parents told me that is hereitary. My mom thinks I've had these "attacks" for uears. I hope more research is done. I have a new prescription that I'm thrilled to be taking. For the record, I have lots of allergies and asthma. I don't have diabetes.

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