family matters

another quick question...my 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.

thanks,
paula


3 Comments

I too

by queen_beez - 2007-05-17 04:05:23

have family with many of the same ailments that I have. My cousin is 4 yrs younger than I and she seems to be going through all the same problems as me. I don't know if its genetics or what but I know we are maternal cousins and are almost clones of each other.We look alike too.I would recomend she closely follow your progress and catch hers before any real issues occur. Nip it in the bud ,as they say. Defense is the best offense. Good luck.
Susan

Family tradition ...

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.

Blake

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.

You know you're wired when...

You play MP3 files on your pacer.

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