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I've recently had a pacemaker inserted to deal with bradycardia. I'm 52, 15 years ago I had an episode were I passed out, heard voices. The period lasted a few minutes. My dr offered no exlpanation. 2 weeks later while driving, I had another episode, without warning, and crashed into someone's garden. I was taken by ambulance to hospital where I had further attacks. An nurse observed that my heart stopped during an episode. I was diagnosed 'epileptic' and put on Tegretol. Last year I had further series of attacks. My dr suggested increasing the Tegretol dosage. March this year I had a dizzy spell while driving and suspected something was about to happen but before I could move out of the traffic I blacked out and crashed (again!). Again I was taken to hospital an put under observation including ecg monitoring. Futher episodes showed my heart stops for 15 seconds and in one instance my heart beat once in a 25 second period. A cardiologist fitted a pacemaker the next day based on the ecg traces. I'm fairly fit, I jog, workout with weights & play sports. I've been on a low salt diet (no added salt) for 20 plus years. Since the pacer I have still had dizzy spells. This forum is most interesting and I wonder if vv is relevant to me.
ps what is a tilt table test?
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