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Hi all,
I have made recent posts concerning my sons  ERS + bradycardia and there investigations.. The 2 older boys,  HR around 50  have been told everything is OK, if they develop any symtoms (symptoms) in the future then  they will be reviewed again.

My  youngest son 15 HR around 40, he has had 2 syncopes, headaches, poor concentration, extreme fatigue, he has been fitted with a loop recorder, but  nothing except brady has shown on it.  Our cardio says the rhythm is slow  but normal, possibly another underlying cause.  He will think about a pacemaker if he has another syncope or the rhythm changes.  

He was then  referred to an endocrinologist for further investigations, initially there were some low readings in his blood tests. But  yesterday we were told it is not a hormonal/endo  problem.  

Now....I am not sure what to do, he is still having all the above symptoms, regularly of school,  This has been going on for 14 months.  We are back to square 1....... Anybody  got any ideas please....
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Hello,

It sounds like your sons doctor was reasonable in referring him to an Endo since thyroid and endocrine disorders can affect our heart.  Glad tests were negative. Has he been referred to a neurologist yet? Syncopal episodes usually require a neurology and cardiac work up to look for causes. If not, just ask his doc about it, but dont worry in the meantime.

Slow heart rates are often normal for active people andmany atheletes can have rates in the 40s without being symptomatic. But since your son is symptomatic, I would follow docs orders and let him know about any new or recurring symptoms, especially if symptoms seem to be getting worse.

A pacemaker is really a simple procedure that is done in 20-30 minutes. We always worry about our kiddos, just cant help it right? But try to relax and take things one day at a time.

Wishing you and your kids the best. Keep us posted on what happens.
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