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Bicuspid aortic valve

From: Nina
Date: 7/24/01
Time: 5:12:01 AM
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My husband has a bicuspid aortic valve. He began fainting in emotional stress/group situations in his late teens and early 20s. He received the tilt test for vaso-vagal a few years ago and the doctors confirmed he has it. But they say it is brought on by his bicuspid heart valve. Does anyone else have a similar situation and, if so, what are you doing to control it? The doctors have put him on a beta blocker--Lopressor--but the side effects from teh drug leave him tired all the time. Any other ideas or suggestions? Many thanks.............Nina

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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