A 46-year-old member asked:
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Are cell phones safe for patients of Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome to use?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience in Cardiology
Yes: There is no evidence to suggest a cellphone has any detrimental effect on the heart. Wolf parkinson white syndrome or pre-excitation due to presence of accessory pathways would not in any way be affected by the cell phone signal.
Answered on Mar 25, 2014
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