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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.
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