Heart Disease Expert Forum
Vasovagal syncope
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions and support regarding heart issues such as: Angina, Angioplasty, Arrhythmia, Bypass Surgery, Cardiomyopathy, Coronary Artery Disease, Defibrillator, Heart Attack, Heart Disease, High Blood Pressure, Mitral Valve Prolapse, Pacemaker, PAD, Stenosis, Stress Tests.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank

Vasovagal syncope

Posted By Marie on November 15, 1998 at 15:45:32:







I wrote on October 7th, 1998, and received a respone on October 8th, 1998.   The doctor who responded was very helpful to me.  Now I could use some more help...
I wanted to see if you could give me any information on what exactly the medication Atenolol does for vasovagal syncope and how it can help?  I have been taking this going on 3 weeks and it seems to be helping somewhat.  I wonder how long it takes for this medication to do what it's supposed to do.  The complaints I went to my doctor with after trying no medication for this condition were anxiety, nervousness, sluggishness, and heart pounding.  He decided to try me on Atenolol for the vasovagal syncope and also said it could help with anxiety.  I'm still feeling some of the anxiet and heart pounding,  but am doing better.  Before being diagnosed with vasovagal syncope, I was given numerous tests to rule out any other conditions.  Tests were EKG, holter monitor, cat scan of the head, echocardiogram.  All proved to be negative.  The tilt table test is what diagnosed the VVS.  My doctor wants me back in one month to see how I'm doing.  He did mention that he could try an SSRI if this medication doesn't help.  Any help or suggestions on your part would be greatly appreciated!
Related Discussions
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Request an Appointment
MedHelp Health Answers
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
469720_tn?1388149949
Blank
Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm-treatable... Blank
Oct 04 by Lee Kirksey, MDBlank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
The 3 Essentials to Ending Emotiona...
Sep 18 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank
242532_tn?1269553979
Blank
Control Emotional Eating with this ...
Sep 04 by Roger Gould, M.D.Blank