A 39-year-old member asked:
Can wpw syndrome considered to be a type of heart disease?
2 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
Sort of: It is a heart condition. The term 'heart disease' is an umbrella/basket term that is used broadly, i think you need to carefully consider the context of the situation.
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Gastroenterology 43 years experience
Rhythm disturbance: Wpw (short pr interval) is an electrical disturbance that can lead to fatal rhythm distubances under certain conditions. You should mention it to mds, rns, athletic coaches, etc. So that you don't get meds that might aggravate the problem.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Is WPW syndrome heart disease?
5 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Cardiology 44 years experience
Yes: Wpw pattern is the ekg finding seen in asymptomatic people. Wpw syndrome implies symptomatic WPW conduction and should be treated as there is a small incidence of sudden death associated with it. Unless symptoms are minimal and rare, there should be some consideration of catheter ablation which is highly effective and a first line treatment for wpw.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What are the different types of heart disease?
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Cardiology 22 years experience
Too many to list: However, when people generically refer to "heart disease" they are usually talking about cholesterol plaque in the coronary arteries (cad).
5.3k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
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