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Date: 9/6/00
Time: 7:19:19 PM
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I just got home after 2 days in the hospital. A tilt-table test shows that I have Vasodepressor Syncope. Unfortunately, I had to discover this by losing consciousness while driving! Luckily, I suffered only minor injuries. The doctors prescribed Midodrine. It was also suggested that a pacemaker might prevent future "episodes."

Has anyone had a pacemaker implanted for this condition, and if so, did it help?

I'm rather frightened of another episode as I have only a very, very brief warm flash and then lose consciousness.

Thanks, Cindy

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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