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Re: Vaso-Vagal Syncope: Me too! (Pacemaker Treatment)

From: Dee
Date: 7/23/01
Time: 9:11:26 PM
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I had a pacemaker put in about four months ago for Malignant VV syncope. I was diagnosed finally with a tilt test where my heart stopped for 14 seconds. My doctor at the time said that if my heart had only stopped for up to 6 seconds than no need for a pacemaker but more than that, a pacemaker is required. It hasn't stopped my attacks but I don't pass out for as long and my heart is kick started in 15 seconds of it's drop. The pacemaker op is simple and it is a comfort to know that I'm not going to drop dead one night.

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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