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vaso vagal syncope

Date: 8/11/00
Time: 4:33:39 AM
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Interesting article, since my daughter was diagnosed after a tilt test I have been extremely interested to find out more about this condition. She is currently on medication "concor", which appears to be helping, she is 17

Re: My mom, me, and now, my son--hereditary??



Don't try to keep your son from fainting when he has one of these episodes. Although it is frightening, I know, my doctor tells me that fainting is actually the short term "cure" for vaso vagal. After you faint, your blood pressure will return to normal in a very short time. I've read that it is dangerous to prop up a fainting person; better to lie them down and get their feet higher than their head. I know your first instinct with a child is to hold them, but it is much better to lie them down .

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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