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Are vasovagal syncope and baroreflex failure the same thing?

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  • Posted By: makitels pea
  • January 26, 2009
  • 02:03 PM

I have been undiagnosed for 2 years with symptoms similar to baroreflex failure and vasovagal syncope.

Treatment with florinef for over a year has not made a difference.
I found information on this website about baroreflex failure and called my cardiologist to let him know that my symptoms match this condition.

He told me that vasovagal syncope and baroreflex failure are the same thing?

I don't have issues upon standing, all my episodes occur when I am sitting for periods of time ranging from a few minutes to a few hours.

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  • No,they're not.Baroreflex failure is a form of vasovagal syncope,but the fibers from the carotid sinuses come from the glossopharyngeal nerve while the ones from the aortic arch come from the vagus nerve.There are numerous causes for vasovagal syncope,but baroreflex failure is its own problem.
    richard wayne2b 1,232 Replies
    • January 26, 2009
    • 02:54 PM
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