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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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Dr. Stephen Stuart
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Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (Definition)

Wolff Parkinson White syndrome is 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?

Generally not but: Arrhythmias can run in families.

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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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