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Vaso Vagal Syndrome

Date: 8/31/00
Time: 9:51:25 AM
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I found your article very interesting. My 27 year old daughter has recently experienced two fainting spells at work within the last month. The first time she fainted without warning and they called the rescue squad. The second time she was in a big meeting on the loading dock and said she felt like she wasn't getting enough air and stepped back to lean on something next thing she knew she was on the floor. Her blood pressure is low 96/64--otherwise she is in good health. Her primary care physician became concerned after the second spell and immediately referred her to a cardiologist. He performed the tilt table test it did not have definitive results but he feels the above diagnosis is probably correct and has given her a monitor to carry for the next month should she have another episode. He also questioned if she ever had fainting episodes when she was younger. The fact is she would pass out or feel faint during times of pain--like removal of warts etc. I was very relieved to see that your patients' symptoms seem to be in remission after a year and a half. I would be very interested in finding out any additional information on this subject.

Re: vaso vagal response

From: Eron


My husband has had this also, can It be treated any how, or what do the Doctors need to check for to diagnose it? Thanks

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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