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I started to faint during stereotactic breast biopsy. it was done in sitting position. how can i prevent this from happening the next time? sedation?

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Vaso-vagal reaction: Not a major problem, as you can avoid this next time by pre-operative medications, and having procedure done in supine posture.

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