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Can wpw return and need another ablation?

Can wpw return and need another ablation?

Yes: It is possible that the pathway was not fully destroyed by the procedure or that another pathway is present. Depending on the specifics of the ablation, the chance of having recurrent arrhythmia is around 5%. Some people have completely different arrhythmias also. ...Read more

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Dr. Erik Borncamp
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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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How is the WPW ablation procedure done?

How is the WPW ablation procedure done?

With a catheter: An electrical study of the heart is first performed using catheters passed from the veins in the legs, arms or neck. This study helps document the wpw. A special catheter is then used to "map" the location of the extra electrical connection that causes the wpw. That same catheter can be used to destroy the extra connection, either by burning or freezing the abnormal connection. ...Read more

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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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Is atrial ablation safe for my son who has wpw?

Is atrial ablation safe for my son who has wpw?

Yes: It is actually known as catheter ablation. Catheter ablation has very little risk when performed by an experienced cardiologist. The ablation procedure provides a cure over 95% of the time and can be performed without significantly increased risk in children as young as five years. Recovery is quick with most patients returning to full activity in a few days. ...Read more

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I have WPW sindrom, how can I take care of myself, i made ablation but the doctor said that the procedure was not success?

I have WPW sindrom,  how can I take care of myself, i made ablation but the doctor said that the procedure was not success?

See below: You need to discuss this with your cardiologist. There are medications that may help prevent the symptoms-rapid heart rate with wpw. Also.. You may need a repeat procedure. ...Read more

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I have WPW sindrom, how can I take care of myself. The doctor was not able to make ablation, it was too close to something i forgot the name :)?

2nd opinion?: The doctors who do ablations are special cardiologists called electrophysiologists. It's possible that an ep specialist at a bigger medical center may have more experience with difficult cases and can get it done. ...Read more

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If someone with WPW has VF which is defibrillator, and afterwards he has ablation, should he still have ICD or not?

If someone with WPW has VF which is defibrillator, and afterwards he has ablation, should he still have ICD or not?

Unfortunately the: question you are asking requires more information than you have provided. If the VF was caused by rapid conduction through the bypass tract, then successful ablation should resolve the potential for recurrence provided there are no other reasons for his VF. Your health care provider should be able to answer your questions fully. ...Read more

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My 20 yr old son diagnosis with wpw, had ablation 7 weeks ago and began having palpitations again. What is the rate of reoccurence post ablation?

My 20 yr old son diagnosis with wpw, had ablation 7 weeks ago and began having palpitations again.  What is the rate of reoccurence post ablation?

Maynot be recurrence: All palpitations after ablation may or may not represent recurrence of the ablated arrhythmia. Your son should see his electrophysiologist in follow up, and an outpatient monitor would be a good idea. Recurrence rates after WPW ablation vary from 2-8%, depending on pathway location and other factors. ...Read more

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

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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After doing radiofrequency ablation, would traces of WPW still be visible on your ecg?

After doing radiofrequency ablation, would traces of WPW still be visible on your ecg?

Wpw : If an ablation for WPW is successful the classic changes of WPW should not be present. There might be changes which mimic them however produced by the ablation damage but they shouldn't be early repolarization. ...Read more

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After undergoing radiofrequency ablation, are traces of WPW still visible on your ecg?

After undergoing radiofrequency ablation, are traces of WPW still visible on your ecg?

Hope Not: If we got it, we got it. There should be no traces of the WPW (what we call delta waves) left behind. If the ablation was incomplete, the "pathway" can come back over time. ...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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Dr. Joshua Fischer
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Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (Definition)

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