A 19-year-old male asked:
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been on propranolol 20 mg 2 x daily for wolff parkinson white syndrome. everyone tells me it's unsafe to take beta blocker for wpw? is this true?

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Dr. Michael Sokol
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Depends: There are different types of WPW. You should query YOUR CARDIOLOGIST and seek the opinion of a cardiologist who has done subspecialty training in HEART RHYTHM disease with expertise in RFA (radio frequency ablation).
Answered on Dec 20, 2016
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Dr. Marsha Davis
27 years experience Internal Medicine
No : But ablation is the first line treatment not drugs
Answered on Jan 5, 2019

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