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does wpw syndrome affect life expectancy

A 62-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Fischer
24 years experience Internal Medicine
Depends: If diagnosed and properly treated (usually with a procedure called an ablation) one can have a normal life expectancy. However, prior to treatment a p ... Read More
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A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Dugan
Specializes in Hematology
Typically the : Electrical activity in the heart will be studied and a "fast pathway" will be found. The cardiologist can usually ablate that pathway once found.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Yes: While WPW syndrome is genetic, not every patient behaves or is treated the same way. A good percentage of the WPW population will not need any treatm ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Maybe, maybe not: Caffeine is a mild cardiac stimulant. Heart rate may increase. Ectopic beats may increase. Cardiac conduction time may shorten. But not all WPW is the ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara A Majeroni
Specializes in Family Medicine
Yes: Obesity can increase your risk for health problems, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which can shorten your life expectancy.
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A 70-year-old male asked:
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Stroke: Yes.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Can be fatal.: Plasmodium falciparum is the most lethal form of Malaria. According to the World Health Organization (WHO) an African child dies from Malaria every m ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Little effect: In the majority of cases, lifestyle is unaffected and most people with eds believe that everyone is as flexible as they are. Wound healing can be dela ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonathan Dissin
38 years experience Neurology
Yes: In the canadian registry study, life expectancy was reduced by 4->7 yrs, and in the danish registry study, life expectancy was reduced by 10-> 12 ye ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Sternberg
48 years experience Clinical Psychology
Genetic disorders: It would help if you would be specific about what your genetic disorder is.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
19 years experience Cardiology
Electrical system: Long qt is a genetic syndrome that causes abnormal behavior of the ion channels in the cardiac muscle, which alters the electrical behavior of the hea ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jerry Routh
45 years experience Internal Medicine
Aorta Dilitation: Marfan's syndrome is a congenital abnormality which can lead to an abnormality in the lining of the aorta or problems with heart valves. The most com ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Dowling
39 years experience Orthopedic Spine Surgery
Only if it were a : A very large curvature or deformity that would then compromise pulmonary (lung) & cardiac ( heart ) function that was left untreated
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Klauber
Specializes in Pediatric Urology
Happier life: More likely to have a happy partner & stay together which in itself is known to increase life expectancy. Also less likely ever to contemplate ending ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
It can if not treate: It can if not treated properly and the complications will affect the life expectancy it is a chronic disease but can go into remissions and 75% of pa ... Read More
A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
No: Marfan syndrome affects the eyes and damages one's vision, and the syndrome affects the lining of the spinal cord, but it typically does not cause bra ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ecaterina Sartina
34 years experience Pediatrics
Genetics consult: I would refer you to the genetics consult or you can ask your question online at the office of rare disease research, which can provide you with more ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Refractory HBP: A stenotic renal artery may cause very severe high blood pressure that is unresponsive to multiple blood pressure meds. The stenosis may need to be r ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
May be normal: Children with Noonan's Syndrome may have cardiac abnormalities such as pulmonic stenosis, ASD (atrial septal defect), VSD (ventricular septal defect). ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
23 years experience Family Medicine
Usually normal: The life expectancy of a person with Treacher Collins Syndrome is normal. The exception is if there are significant jaw malformations which can affec ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tarek Naguib
39 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
Many ways: Patients with CHF have no energy level i.e. May not be able to do grocery since walking in the store will bring about shortness of breath. Sexual func ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leslie Murphy
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Information needed: Quality of life is different for everyone and liver disease has a broad spectrum . Much more information is necessary to be able to give a reasonable ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Pavel Conovalciuc
22 years experience Family Medicine
Depends: On the course of the disease, organ involvement, baseline health status, the aggressiveness of the condition, and many other factors (response to trea ... Read More
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