Two months ago I either had a seizure or fainted / passed out while driving and hit the rear end of another car. I am being tested for a possible seizure or for a heart related event that caused me to faint or pass out. I was unconscious for awhile and do not remember anything. I recently began having problems with tachycardia and palpations. My physician put me on a beta blocker which has slowed my heart rate down. I will be wearing a holter monitor for a month to see if I am having any arrhythmias or events that may have caused me to pass out or faint causing me to have the accident. I was in the hospital after my accident because I fractured my back in 2 places. On one of my hospital admissions a X-ray showed I have a “partially imaged 4cm ascending aortic aneurysm”. I will be getting a CT with angiography soon to see the aneurysm. My dad was given a pacemaker in the last year due to him passing out and having arrhythmias. I passed out 2 years ago while standing in my kitchen and I fell backwards causing me to get a concussion. I have some questions ! Does me passing out or fainting sound like it could be heart related..causing me to be unconscious for a period of time..I’m thinking at least 15 minutes ? Does aneurysms cause you to pass out or faint ? Should I not take the beta blocker medication while I am wearing the holter monitor ? Could I have the same cardiac problem my dad was having causing him to get the pacemaker ? Is my aneurysm large enough to be repaired ? Any ideas or opinions on what’s going on with me would be greatly appreciated and welcomed ! Thank you for any ideas or opinions !
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