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Vaso-Vagal experience

From: Fred-----I was 57 at the time, going on three years ago; I was ice skating when I felt a blackout coming on.  I was able to crouch down before passing out.  Coming to, I was confident that the faint feeling would pass; it didn't.  Paramedics were called, and, an on-the-spot EKG showed an irregular heartbeat.  I was taken to the hospital and admitted.  After testing, including a heart catheterization, my cardiologist concluded that I needed a pacemaker, which was subsequently implanted.  At the same time he had mentioned a possible vaso-vagal condition, but, did not act on it.  A month and a half later, after pulling over for a "pitstop", I, again, fainted in a restaurant bathroom.  Again, back to a hospital, this time resulting in the tilt table test, half way through which, I fainted.  A one-time medication was injected, and, the test was tried again, and failed.  This time I was placed on 2.5mg Pro-Amatine, 3X a day.  I have been this treatment to the present with no further trouble.  In my case it was a combination of an irregular heart rate and the vaso-vagal syndrome.
Date: 7/7/00
Time: 7:05:34 PM
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Re: finally an answer?

From: dale


are you still checking out this forum? if so please respond

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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