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Re: Daughter with vaso-vegal syncope

Date: 2/20/01
Time: 12:53:38 PM
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I have Twin Daughters that were diagnosed with vaso-vegal depressive syncope. They were diagnosed when they were 14 yrs. old. We were lucky enough to find a pediactric cardioogist that had an idea of what it might be. He preformed a tilt-table test to confirm his suspicions and he was correct in his suspicions. (Our family Dr. did not know what was going on with them but, he knew this was not normal) They were put on medication and monitored every 6 months. One of the girls was on the medication for a year. The other was on meds for two years. I am happy to report that they have not had an episode for 2 full years. It is not safe for her to drive until this condition is under control. And I had my girls in the hospital ER more times that I can count for x-rays to make sure they had not broken any bones. The best thing to do is have your family Dr. find you a pediactric cardiologist that knows how to diagnose this condition and start treating this condition.

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