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Re: Syncope - Vasovagal What Can Be Done?



This is so strange. I had never heard of this until Sat., 09/08/01. My husband had right carotid surgery and a triple by-pass with a mitral valve repair in 99. In Apr. 2000 he had an Aorta bifemoral graft done.(In which he lost the use of his left leg.)He is diabetic. The heart and diabetic symptoms are a lot alike when his sugar drops. When he had the attack I thought it was his sugar and when it was 169 I knew it was not that so I immediately called 911. They put the portable ekg monitor on him and ran a strip and both became alarmed. He was rushed to the hospital and stayed overnight and a heart attack was rulled out. The Dr. told him it was a Vagel Nerve Response. They did not make any suggestions as to what he could do to correct it. I got on the web and found out a great deal of info. One site I found the people on it found a lot of relief in eating a lot of salt in their diet. I am going to try this because I don't need to go through 7hrs sitting in the hospital ER without any thing being done. No answers to my questions. It took a few minutes on the internet to answer my questions.

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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