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Can Someone Fly With Wpw
Hello, I want to fly in france I have WPW syndrome can I fly? Is it necessary to drink some drugs before fly?
I have symptomatic WPW syndrome (episode SVT about once a year), I take medications all the time, can I fly commercial airplane (3 hours)?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2: Only 2 accessory pathway.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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