A 25-year-old member asked:
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can someone fly with wpw?

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Dr. Stephen Stuart
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: As long as the rhythm is stable, the person can fly.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
WPW: The danger with WPW is of a very rapid rhythm. If the patient has no history of this, then flying in a pressurized aircraft should present no excess risk. For a patient having arrhythmia s , the risk is more and they should probably not fly unless their problem is ablated and resolved.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
30 years experience Pediatric Cardiology
Wpw: Usually yes, but for patients with difficult to control SVT attacks I would recommend consulting your doc especially for long flights, if one is having Svt attacks, the treatment is Catheter ablation ...
Answered on Jul 11, 2015
Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Specializes in Cardiac Electrophysiology
Wpw : Yes
Answered on May 25, 2017
Dr. Pierre Moeser
Specializes in Rheumatology
Depends: The level of testing required when a pilot has Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome depends on the type of flying intended - military, airline transport, commercial, private, sport, recreational, etc. Having WPW does not exclude you from flying.
Answered on Nov 14, 2016

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Dr. William Scott
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No: Less than 1% of individuals with WPW inherit the condition. There are rare genetic mutations where WPW may be inherited.
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