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Is heart rate elevated during a vagal resonse to blood draw?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: NO!

The essential pathophysiology of a vagal reaction is slowing of the heart.
If the heart rate has increased, it is not a vagal reaction.

In brief: NO!

The essential pathophysiology of a vagal reaction is slowing of the heart.
If the heart rate has increased, it is not a vagal reaction.
Dr. Bennett Werner
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