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Re: Doctors suspect Vaso Vagal In My Preschool Age Son

From: mary
Date: 12/10/00
Time: 8:20:12 PM
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hello, Difficult to determine if it is vasovagal in nature. Was your son tested by a pediatric cardioligist and a pediatric neuroligist?These are the key Doctors most people see first.Was there anything differant on the day of these events,ie:not enough sleep, poor nutrition on that day, not enough to drink, any stressful physcial activity? It is very scarey to have this happen to adults, but to see your child going thru this is most scary. If it is truly vasovagel, young people most of the time out grow this condition. There are support groups on the internet for parents. So far it sounds like you have only one doctors opinion. Getting another opinon would probably help your peace of mind. Remember to get all his medical records, including nurses notes from his hospital stay. They may come in handy for that 2nd opinon.Please always remember in order for doctors to get paid they usually have to give a diagnosis.Also try to find out what a "normal' heart rate is for a small child.

Hope this helps Keep in touch.' Mary

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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