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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Congenital: It is a congenital abnormality in the heart's electrical conduction system. It is curable by an ablation procedure when warranted. You cannot "get" ... Read More
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Svt: Having an abnormal electrical pathway between atria and ventricle, therefore from birth, the mechanism of how that happens in fetal life is not well k ... Read More
Dr. Miguel Salazar
16 years experience Cardiac Electrophysiology
An extra cable: WPW pattern is caused by pre-excitation of the ventricular myocardium due to an accessory pathway or "cable". The electrical impulse does not go excl ... Read More

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Worried enough: Depends if you have WPW pattern or WPW syndrome. If you have symptomatic wpw, you should be worried enough to get it treated. Since you have the diagn ... Read More
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Dr. Glenn Messina
34 years experience Aesthetic Medicine
Just be aware: This is not a death sentence you have an irregularity in your heart beats. This is something that you should be aware of not something you can really ... Read More
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Wpw: This abnormality can run a spectrum of asymptomatic to very symptomatic
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shalabh Bansal
12 years experience Pediatrics
WPW: Wpw is a condition with an extra pathway between the top and bottom chambers of the heart resulting in pre-excitation and can result in tachyarrhythmi ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: Catheter ablation is considered a first line therapy for symptomatic WPW syndrome. It's highly effective in the majority of cases. It's generally safe ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Yes: There is a higher incidence of WPW in marfan's syndrome than in the general population.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Younis
22 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Unfortunately, no.
A 13-year-old female asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
WPW: there are often multiple bypass tracts and it isn't unusual to need more than one ablation procedure
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
WPW is a type of SVT: Wpw (wolff-parkinson-white syndrome) is a condition where the ECG is abnormal between episodes of tachycardia. The abnormal findings on the ECG are fr ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
EKG: An ekg should show if the ablation destroyed the accessory pathway successfully, especially if compared with the pre-ablation ekg. The pr interval wil ... Read More

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