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Can someone fly with wpw?

Can someone fly with wpw?

Depends: The level of testing required when a pilot has Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome depends on the type of flying intended - military, airline transport, commercial, private, sport, recreational, etc. Having WPW does not exclude you from flying. ...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 periods of a fast ...Read more


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Hello, I want to fly in france I have WPW syndrome can I fly? Is it necessary to drink some drugs before fly?

Your WPW: Should be under good control with medications or ablation prior to traveling when you are far from a doctor's care. Check in with your cardiologist for guidance. ...Read more

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I have symptomatic WPW syndrome (episode SVT about once a year), I take medications all the time, can I fly commercial airplane (3 hours)?

I have symptomatic WPW syndrome (episode SVT about once a year), I take medications all the time, can I fly commercial airplane (3 hours)?

Fly it yourself: Or fly on one? Would recommend consultation for possible ablation. Flying shouldn't be a problem...You would be excluded from an active pilots license. ...Read more

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Is WPW hereditary?

Wpw genetic: Wpw genetics are not well understood but there are patterns in some families ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of wpw?

WPW: Wpw can be completely asymptomatic if no tachycardias. When symptomatic it is the symptoms of the tachycardia caused by the reentry. If the arrhythmia is atrial fibrillation with excessive av conduction the symptom could be syncope or death. ...Read more

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What is the cause of WPW syndrome?

Wpw: Congenital defect of the electrical system with an extrinsic pathway which can cause arrhythmias. It can be associated with Svt and a fib and if the a fib conducts rapidly can lead to sudden death ...Read more

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How worried should I be about wpw?

How worried should I be about wpw?

Worried enough: Depends if you have WPW pattern or WPW syndrome. If you have symptomatic wpw, you should be worried enough to get it treated. Since you have the diagnosis, I assume you're been evaluated. You should follow the advice you've been given. Wpw has benign subsets and others who have an increased risk of sudden death. Your cardiologist can help determine what your risk is. ...Read more

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How can you find out if you have wpw?

How can you find out if you have wpw?

WPW: Wpw is a condition with an extra pathway between the top and bottom chambers of the heart resulting in pre-excitation and can result in tachyarrhythmias. The pathywa is ablated in a cath lab by an electrophysiologist (cardiologist who is an expert in the electrical system of the heart). Speak to your cardiologist for more info. ...Read more

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How concerned should I be about a diagnosis of wpw?

How concerned should I be about a diagnosis of wpw?

Just be aware: This is not a death sentence you have an irregularity in your heart beats. This is something that you should be aware of not something you can really do anything about.
People live with WPW normal lives but simply are aware of the condition ...Read more

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I'm researching WPW...do u have any information that will help me get more information on this topic?

Resource: If your looking for advanced or general patient information then you can go to ACC. Org website....they have guidelines you can view for free but also a lot of excellent patient information resources as well. ...Read more

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Is there homapathy remedies for wpw?

Is there homapathy remedies for wpw?

No: In general the answer is no. Homeopathy works by the premise of gradually modulating the body's response to something through the the exposure of minute amounts of a substance over time. The problem with WPW is due to the presence of an abnormal tract of tissue that conducts the heart's normal impulse around the normal path and bypasses normal safeguards built into that conduction system. ...Read more

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What could be reasons that my baby has wpw?

What could be reasons that my baby has wpw?

Genetic or mutation: Wpw is present when the heart's electrical system has an accessory (extra) pathway connecting the upper and the lower chambers together. This predisposes the person to fast heart rates (arrhythmias). The person with WPW is born with the accessory pathway and does not acquire it during his/her life. Wpw is autosomal dominant but there are multiple genetic variations. ...Read more

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Catheter ablations for wpw?

Catheter ablations for wpw?

Yes: Catheter ablation is considered a first line therapy for symptomatic WPW syndrome. It's highly effective in the majority of cases. It's generally safe with a low incidence of serious complications and since WPW can (rarely) result in sudden death, the benefit of ablation justifies the small risk. ...Read more

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Is there homapathy for WPW and svt?

Is there homapathy for WPW and svt?

No, no, and no!: The best treatment for symptomatic WPW is radiofrequency catheter ablation. Even allopathic drugs are not usually an adequate treatment. Wpw is potentially serious with heart rates of 220-300 or more and curable. Don't mess with it. Svt can be handled with medication in many cases or ablation when meds fail or aren't tolerated. ...Read more

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Should I go into surgery for wpw?

Should I go into surgery for wpw?

WPW: Wpw is a condition with an extra pathway between the top and bottom chambers of the heart resulting in pre-excitation and can result in tachyarrhythmias. The pathywa is ablated in a cath lab by an electrophysiologist (cardiologist who is an expert in the electrical system of the heart). Speak to your cardiologist for more info. ...Read more

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Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

Depends: If diagnosed and properly treated (usually with a procedure called an ablation) one can have a normal life expectancy. However, prior to treatment a patient may have a fast heart rhythm that can be dangerous and potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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How do doctors discover that a kid has wpw?

How do doctors discover that a kid has wpw?

Usually with an ECG: The diagnosis requires 3 conditions:
1. A short pr interval on the ecg
2. Early activation of the ventricles, also known as pre-excitation, that is represented on the ECG by a "delta" wave
3. Symptoms of tachycardia. ...Read more

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Can have WPW prevent a kid from being active?

Can have WPW prevent a kid from being active?

Yes: The fast heart rate associated with WPW may be worse during activity for some children, who will then limit their activities to avoid those symptoms.
There is also a very small risk of a life threatening condition known as ventricular fibrillation. Special testing is often needed to determine if a child with WPW has this risk. This testing should be done before participating in organized sports. ...Read more

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