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

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