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Can general anesthesia be used in ablation for WPW (adult and child under 10)?

Can general anesthesia be used in ablation for WPW (adult and child under 10)?

Yes: For a pediatric patient a general anesthetic would definitely be used. For an adult it is more likely that a sedation type of anesthetic would be chosen. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Ablation (Definition)

Cardiac ablation involves destruction of tissue aimed at elimination of sources of origin or propagation of arrhythmias. It may also be used to destroy part of the heart in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Typically it is done with a catheter inserted through a ...Read more


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After undergoing radiofrequency ablation, would? Wpw still be visible on your ecg?

WPW: After ablation in most cases your ekg should be normal. Ther are few cases when there is still evidence of abnormal conduction on the ekg, but those are rare. ...Read more

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2months ago my 20 yr son had ablation for wpw. He is still symptomatic. He wore a 21 day monitor. diangosis paroxysmal svt, hr hi 203, he's 20. Serious?

2months ago my 20 yr son had ablation for wpw. He is still symptomatic.  He wore a 21 day monitor. diangosis paroxysmal svt, hr hi 203, he's 20.  Serious?

Needs evaluation : If there is persistent tachycardia after an ablation either there is another arrhythmia focus or a recurrence of the same focus. Repeat ep testing might be needed after the holter/event monitor documents the tachycardia. Please see ep doc soon. ...Read more

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How successful is the cath radiofrequency ablation for WPW treatment?

Very effective: Catheter-mediated radiofrequency ablation is the preferred therapy for treatment of accessory pathways (ap). The success rate rivals that of surgery, with a comparable or lower mortality and a lower acute morbidity. Numerous series have reported success rates of 90 to 95 percent, depending upon the location of the ap and the precision of localization of the pathway. ...Read more

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Dr. Stephen Stuart
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Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (Definition)

Wolff Parkinson White syndrome is a condition where there is an extra electrical path in the heart. It can lead to periods of a fast ...Read more