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Ablation Recommended For Wpw
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. The doctor was not able to make ablation, it was too close to something i forgot the name :)?
If you were told you had a successful rf ablation (10 years ago for wpw) two ecg's 3, and 5 years post procedure (both ok) is recurrence stil a issue?
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
Does capturing an episode for a WPW patient with a holter monitor help assess his risk or predict success rate of ablation procedure?
Yes: Documenting the problem helps to determine the appropriate treatment. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a catheter ablation for WPW on 8/13/13. Yesterday when jogging, the upper left part of my chest was aching. Is this normal after ablation?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a ablation for wpw 6 weeks ago and the ekgs have been normal but monday I had a fast heart rate ? They said I could go back to full activities?
What is prophylactic rf ablation and why is it used to prevent arrhythmias in WPW patients? I'm on propranolol for symptomatic wpw. Should I have thi
I had ablation done for WPW 2 yrs ago. Pathway on right side of heart. Initially i felt better, no fainting, etc. Having palps again. Can it come back?
WPW syndrome: Yes this can recur. You need to call your cardiologist for a follow up appointment concerning the return of the palpitations. ...Read more