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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
yes: Vasovagal syncope is mediated through the vagus nerve but, remember, everyone has a vagus nerve!

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A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ira Friedlander
42 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
Vaso Vagal syncope: or vasodepressor syncope is unlikely to account for the variability. Heart rate variability is common in younger individuals and 23yo is a younger ind ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
35 years experience Internal Medicine
A Drop in Heart Rate: Vasovagal syncope refers to passing out when the vagus or 10th cranial nerve is stimulated. One important function of the vagus is to slow your heart ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Common fainting: When the nerve vagus causes a fainting spell. Usually this happens in responds to a recent stimulus like when injecting needles, watching blood, durin ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barton Cook
31 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Common faint: Vasovagal syncope is the most common type of fainting that occurs when the blood pressure drops suddenly, reducing blood flow to the brain. It is ofte ... Read More
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
36 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Yes: Fludrocortisone is very effective or increased salt intake.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
51 years experience Cardiology
Vasovagal syncope: read this: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/vasovagal-syncope/basics/causes/con-20026900
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Anything is possible: It must be possible to die from vasovagal syncope but i've seen countless instances in my work in a cath lab and have never seen a death from it. Gene ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Gilson
41 years experience Neurology
Syncope: Extremely rare to have a familial relationship...Check for underlying diabetes or cardiac disease.
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Dr. Edward Hoffer
52 years experience Cardiology
Prevention!: You can often avoid fainting by listening to your body and sitting or lying down. Isometrics such as making a hard fist or grasping your arms and pull ... Read More
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