family matters

another quick cousin who is 3 years younger than me (she's 19, i'm 22) did a tilt table test yesterday and the dr. thinks she has a lighter version of my condition (vaso-depressor syncope) (during the tilt table test i passed out and flatlined for a few seconds, my cousin did the same thing except the dr. had to give her a drug to induce her passing out.) he put her on beta blockers, which i am also on, but told her that eventually she may need a pacemaker, which i just had put in 3 weeks ago. he said he did research and didn't find any cases where family members this closely related had such similar conditions. i was wondering if anyone had a close family member who seemed to have a similar condition or has heard of this before. or know of a genetic condition that could cause this.



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by admin - 2007-05-17 08:05:11

My family has history of heart problems. My grandmother had a pacemaker. My mother and sister have heart murmours. Our heart problems are hereditary as also may be the case for you.


its in the family

by maphaking - 2007-07-28 06:07:04

I had my pacemaker fitted January 2005 at the age of 57 and guess what my Father had his fitted when he was 57 so I would say that it does run in the Family.

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