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What is treatment for wolf parkinson white syndrome?

What is treatment for wolf parkinson white syndrome?

Various: The heart rhythm abnormalities associated with wolff-parkinson-white syndrome can be treated with a variety of antiarrhythmic medications. The arrhythmias can also be cured by altering the electrical structure of the heart using an invasive procedure called "ablation". ...Read more

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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 incidents ...Read more


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Whats the best trestment for wolf parkinson white syndrome ?

Whats the best trestment for wolf parkinson white syndrome ?

Depends: Like so many things in life...depends. If you are having lots of palpitations, dizziness, or feelings that you might pass out then you should go see a cardiologist who is subspecialized in electrophysiology.He can review your workup,order additional tests if necessary,and possibly eliminate the problem via a procedure called radiofrequency ablation. If no symptoms, then you likely need nothing. ...Read more

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Meds for wolf parkinson white syndrome?

Meds for wolf parkinson white syndrome?

Family practice : The best long term plan to treat WPW is without drugs at all. Patients with symptomatic WPW should be referred for ablation therapy. Dual drug therapy using procainamide.And verapamil may be used in emergency but close observation is needed. ...Read more

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What is wolf parkinson white syndrome?

What is wolf parkinson white syndrome?

Yes: Wolff parkinson white syndrome involves abnormal electrical behavior of the heart producing spasms of palpitations and rapid heart rhythms. The cause is an abnormal electrical structure of the heart which is present at birth. ...Read more

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What is wolff-parkinsons white syndrome?

What is wolff-parkinsons white syndrome?

Heart condition: Wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is a heart condition in which there is an abnormal extra electrical pathway of the heart. The condition can lead to episodes of rapid heart rate (tachycardia). Wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is one of the most common causes of fast heart rate disorders in infants and children. ...Read more

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Is wolf parkinson white syndrome hereditary?

Is wolf parkinson white syndrome  hereditary?

Not usually: "it is generally not considered to be hereditary, except in the very rare instance when associated with genetic mutation predisposing to WPW syndrome "....From sads.Org. ...Read more

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What is the definitive treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome?

Ablation: Ablation of the aberrant fiber, typically using catheters through the groin (rather than open heart surgery), will typically 'cure' the condition and is successful in 90-95% of cases. ...Read more

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What is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Fast heart rate: This is a syndrome of having a specific type of fast heart rate related to having an abnormal connection of cells between the top and bottom chambers of the heart. WPW can usually be cured by a procedure called ablation, where the abnormal band of tissue is gently burned away. ...Read more

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Symptoms of wolf parkinson white? Can a ssri cause this condition?

Symptoms of wolf parkinson white? Can a ssri cause this condition?

Heart Arrhythmia: Largely, this is a genetic disorder - so there is no reason to think it can be caused by ssris. The symptom list is long and available online. Mostly they relate to cardiac function - i.e., chest pain, weakness, fatigue, etc. Here's more info than you might want: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/wolff%e2%80%93parkinson%e2%80%93white_syndrome best! ...Read more

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Symptomatic wolf Parkinson's white treatment? Why not beta blockers for the svt?

Symptomatic wolf Parkinson's white treatment? Why not beta blockers for the svt?

Wpw: We usually recommend ablation in symptomatic WPW svt. There is potential for cure, and if the patient is young can obviate a lifetime of meds and symptomatic tachyarrhythmia. ...Read more

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I have Wolff Parkinson white syndrome with narrow tachycardia and I'm on beta blocker! Is this a good medication?

Yes: Beta blockers can help to avoid episodes of tachycardia, but ultimately you may benefit from an interventional approach to eliminate the problem. ...Read more

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Is Cogard better at treating SVT from Wolff Parkinson white syndrome than propranolol? Or is propranolol best?

Unclear: I could not find any clear studies in a quick search showing one to be superior to the other. Check with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is wolf-parkinson-white-heart syndrome.?

What is wolf-parkinson-white-heart syndrome.?

Heart problem: Wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is a disorder of electrical conduction of the heart. Patients with WPW can have rapid heart beat (tachycardia) and very rarely sudden cardiac death. The tachycardia can be treated by medications. The abnormal conduction is due to an extra electrical pathway (bypass tract) in the heart. There are techniques to destroy the extra pathway that will cure wpw. ...Read more

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What is the the difference between wolf Parkinson's white syndrome and atrial fibrillation?

What is the the difference between wolf Parkinson's white syndrome and atrial fibrillation?

WPW: Wpw is a syndrome with bypass tracts that make rapid heart action possible. Atrial fibrillation is a rapid disordered heart rhythm that is fairly common. When associated with WPW it can be fatal because of too fast conduction of impulses. They are different conditions but when they happen together tragedy can result. ...Read more

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What is the definitive treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome?

Ablation: Ablation of the aberrant fiber, typically using catheters through the groin (rather than open heart surgery), will typically 'cure' the condition and is successful in 90-95% of cases. ...Read more

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Why is there a delta wave seen in Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome?

Why is there a delta wave seen in Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome?

Pre-excitation: Wpw syndrome is commonly diagnosed on the basis of the surface ECG in an asymptomatic individual. In this case it is manifested as a delta wave, which is a slurred upstroke in the qrs complex that is associated with a short pr interval. The short pr interval and slurring of the qrs complex is actually the impulse making it through to the ventricles prematurely (across the accessory pathway) withou. ...Read more

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Can wolff-parkinson-white syndrome (wpw) get you kicked out of the army?

Can wolff-parkinson-white syndrome (wpw) get you kicked out of the army?

Not sure : Sorry don't know the answer but WPW is curable by an ablation procedure. If this were done there would be no issue. ...Read more

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Does wolff Parkinson's white (wpw) syndrome occur during birth?

Congenital: Wpw is the syndrome associated with an extra (or accessory) pathway between the top (atria) and bottom (ventricle) chambers of the heart. Yes this is present from birth. Patients with the extra electrical connection may have episodes of extreme tachycardia (rapid heart beat). This can be treated with medication or by ablating the extra pathway in a cath lab. ...Read more

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Are cell phones safe for patients of Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome to use?

Are cell phones safe for patients of Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome to use?

Yes: There is no evidence to suggest a cellphone has any detrimental effect on the heart. Wolf parkinson white syndrome or pre-excitation due to presence of accessory pathways would not in any way be affected by the cell phone signal. ...Read more

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Does lidocaine have any effect on psvt and af due to Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome?

Does lidocaine have any effect on psvt and af due to Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome?

Yes: It along with Procainamide are therapy of choice. The typical agents i.E adenosine, verapamil etc are not good as the can block conduction through the av node and allow rapid conduction through the accessory path and lead to hemodynamic collapse. ...Read more

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Does Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome cause seizures?

Does Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) syndrome cause seizures?

Not directly: Wpw is a heart condition associated with cardiac arrhythmia. The classic arrhythmia is supraventricular tachycardia. More serious rhythm problems can also occur and there is an increased risk of sudden death. During arrhythmia, cardiac output can drop, and some people have seizures during times of low cardiac output from arrhythmia. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

No: This is an arrhythmia that is caused by an abnormal electrical connection between the top and bottom chambers of the heart. If it causes symptoms (chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting), you need to talk to an electrophysiologist (doctor that specializes in heart rhythm problems) who can perform an ablation that is usually curative. ...Read more

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Should pr interval become normal after treatment for wolff parkinson syndrome with meds?

Typically not: An ablation of the accessory pathway should result in a normal ecg. Medical management should prevent attacks of tachycardia (or at least try to), but the pr interval will remain short. ...Read more

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Is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome fatal? What are the current treatments?

No: In and of itself WPW is not fatal unless it is combined with other heart condition -- current treatments include medications and radio frequency catheter ablation and other surgical measures. ...Read more

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What does Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) present as?

What does Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) present as?

Palpitations: Usually the first sign other than being picked up on an EKG by accident, is in a person who develops a fast heart rate (an arrhythmia classified as supraventricular tachycardia). On occasion, the fast heart rate can lead to passing out (syncopal) episodes, so that will be the presenting symptom. ...Read more

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I have WPW ( wolff-parkinson-white ) what're some symptoms?

You tell me --: Commonly palpitations, heart racing and heart pounding, and dizziness and fainting spells --. ...Read more

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Are the pvcs related to Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) in any way?

Are the pvcs related to Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) in any way?

No.: Wolf parkinson white syndrome, aka pre-excitation due to the presence of an accessory pathway would not cause pvc's. Abnormal conduction of atrial impulses through the accessory pathway will lead to fast heart rates at times, this can become life threatening especially in the setting of atrial fibrillation with an inappropriately high rate of conduction leading to ventricular fibrillation. ...Read more

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Which beta blocker has the least side effects and is the safest and best tolerated? I have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome & can't find a suitable one

Varies: All beta blockers have similar side effects but affect different people in different ways. Talk with your doctor about trying Nadolol or atenolol. At your age with wpw, i would consider an electrophysiology study (eps) for risk stratification and possible catheter ablation. That could eliminate the need for beta blockers. ...Read more

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