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Re: Vaso-vagal syncope

From: mary
Date: 4/8/01
Time: 4:00:08 PM
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Hi Rick, Your wife does sound like she has some type of dysautonomia(a fancy name for these disorders).

Sounds like she may need a neurological and cardio. work up, with various tests to rule out other things first. Did your doctor recommend a Tilt Table Test? This is a good diagnostic tool for her type of episodes.Most people with this type of disorder show no cardiac. signs on tests. There is a short period of time during an episode when some people lose both their BP and HR slows down. An Event Monitor is also a good way to catch whats happening during an episode.

Yes taking salt tablets and drinking plenty of water for some, helps keep the blood pressure up.

If she does have a dysautonomic condition, an EP doctor is one of the doctors who will help with a diagnosis.

Sure hope this helps you some.

Keep us posted on how your wife is doing.

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