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can you die from wolff parkinson white syndrome

A 61-year-old member asked:
Dr. Randy Kiewe
26 years experience Cardiology
Pre-excitation: Wpw syndrome is commonly diagnosed on the basis of the surface ECG in an asymptomatic individual. In this case it is manifested as a delta wave, which ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rick Koch
Dr. Rick Koch answered
21 years experience Cardiology
Not sure : Sorry don't know the answer but WPW is curable by an ablation procedure. If this were done there would be no issue.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dawn Eliashiv
35 years experience Neurology
Syncope and seizure: If the heart rhythm abnormalities causes fainting it may look like a seizure some syncopal episodes have a few jerks that may look like a seizure.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Congenital: Wpw is the syndrome associated with an extra (or accessory) pathway between the top (atria) and bottom (ventricle) chambers of the heart. Yes this is ... Read More
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Scott
38 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
No: Wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is present from the time of birth.
A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Atrial fibrillation: Atrial fibrillation is one of the most serious complications of WPW. While it isn't very common with WPW, it can be serious when it does happen with W ... Read More
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
48 years experience Pathology
Yes: Parkinsons disease is a progressive neurologic illness and often has dementia as part of the course of the disease. However, it is not rapidly fatal.
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Yes, many reasons: Sleep disturbances with resultant auto accidents, trauma from falling with fractures and subsequent complications, swallowing difficulties with aspira ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
56 years experience Dermatology
No: Pots is more of a symptom rather than a diagnosis. Various causes may be found, but parkinson's is not one of them.
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mary Ann Block
31 years experience General Practice
No: Asperger's syndrome is a set of symptoms on the autism spectrum. These symptoms can interfere with social function but are not life-threatening.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Singer
50 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Asperger's disorder: There is no associated disorders associated with asperger's disorder that would shorten a person's life expectency.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Walsh
16 years experience Addiction Medicine
Yes: People with Werner's syndrome typically live to c. 54 years of age in the US, about 20 years less than you would expect. Vitamin C therapy may length ... Read More
A 35-year-old male asked:
Dr. Donald Colantino
60 years experience Internal Medicine
Genetic: One is born with WPW and thus it itself is not caused by medications. I'm not aware of ssri's causing cardiac arrythmias so a person with WPW should b ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: This is a rapid onset paralysis of muscles starting in the legs and rapidly involving upper trunk and breathing in the worst cases. You could die fro ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Colin Kerr
43 years experience Family Medicine
Hypermobility: The term "hypermobility syndrome" is usually used to refer to persons who have excessive mobility of their joints (eg., can bend their thumbs all the ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Adenosine should not be used in wpw. It can block the electrical transmission in the normal pathways of the heart which can exacerbate wpw.
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lance Berger
30 years experience Cardiology
See an EP doctor: Symptomatic WPW -- i.e. multiple SVT episodes -- is a good indication to consider ablative therapy. Ablation is often "curative" for WPW and SVT and s ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Carrie Cannon
32 years experience Family Medicine
"Small percentage": Is there a family history? It is autosomal dominant if familial, but in most cases it is sporadic without family history. http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/cond ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Yes, SJS is serious: Stevens johnson syndrome (eryth. Multi. Major, ten) is a rare but sometimes fatal allergic reaction. A person can have fever, malaise (general discomf ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Machanic
51 years experience Neurology
Progression: Unfortunately, parkinson's gets worse with passage of time. Tremor, masked facies, slowing of movements, instability of gait, loss of memory, trouble ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Turrisi
46 years experience Radiation Oncology
No, but: The cause of the syndrome (drooped eye, lack of sweating, pain in the shoulder or arm) is usually lung cancer! first described by hare in the london m ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
WPW: Wide complex tachycardia in WPW can be benign but not always. It is important to discuss with your cardiologist or electrophysiology physician and ask ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
No: Sjogren's does give you a somewhat increased risk of malignant lymphoma, and it may run with a disease like lupus or scleroderma which you'd know by n ... Read More
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