What is Vagal maneuvers?

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Vagal maneuvers are used to try to slow an episode of fast heart rate (tachycardia). Maneuvers are done to stimulate the vagus nerve, which may result in slowed conduction of electrical impulses through the heart. Maneuvers include: gagging, holding your breath, immersing face in water, and coughing

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness

Purpose
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Perceived effectiveness
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Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects of Vagal maneuvers

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Dosages

Most common dosages (by patients currently using Vagal maneuvers)
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1other as needed
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Duration

Currently Using Vagal maneuvers
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0-1 month
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1-3 months
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3-6 months
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6 months-1 year
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1-2 years
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2 years or more
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Adherence


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Never taken as prescribed
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Burden


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Cost per month


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$200+
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$100-199
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$50-99
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$25-49
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< $25
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Not specified
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Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Vagal maneuvers.