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Vaso Vagal Syncope (neurally mediated syncope)

Date: 3/24/00
Time: 2:24:05 PM
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Our 14 year old daughter had her wisdom teeth removed a few days ago. The surgery went fine and she was sent home. Several hours later when i was giving her some medication, she said it hurt, started gaging or choking, then her arms and legs started twitching, she went toally limp, I could find no pulse or breath sounds and I layed her flat and started CPR.Within minutes she was awake and wondering what was going on. After arriving at the hospital they told us she had a Vaso Vagal episode and told us to watch her for the next 48 hours. We the took her to our pediatrician who sent her to a pediatric cardiologist and a pediatric neurologist. The EEG and Ekg came back ok and they both agreed vaso vagal syncope. All they did was increase her fluid and salt intake. As a parent I am concerned and don't want her to experience this again. How can we prevent it, what causes it and can there be any other cause to these episodes that is seriuos? They also decided that the 2 other times she fainted (one after stiches and one from beign dehydrated were also this same diagnosis). She has only had these 3 episodes and they have been over the past 3 years. The most recent 2 only being 7 monthes apart. Thank you for any input or information!

V.V. 15 years after vagotomy surgery



I have been suffering from VV after vagotomy 15 years ago. I have only recently found out tht this is what it is, after years of hospital admissions and numerous endoscopies. Is there anyone out there in the same position

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