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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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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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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?

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

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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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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Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in a 24 year-old, who gets an ablation to resolve an VF focus, now wonders about sports without an ICD.....?

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in a 24 year-old, who gets an ablation to resolve an VF focus, now wonders about sports without an ICD.....?

Good question: Depends on how successful the ablation was. Highly suggest you discuss this with the cardiologist who did your ablation. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) inherited?

Wpw: Congenital abnormality with some genetic history thought to be possible in some families ...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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Can I die? Or is it safe to take oxyelite pro the original formula if I have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Can I die? Or is it safe to take oxyelite pro the original formula if I have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Yes, Always, Caution: As embodied souls connected to a mind, fragile brain+body, each of us can die at any moment, so yes! . I only know of 2 rx meds (not approved for wt loss) with a track record of both wt loss+outstanding safety. Most everything else junk promoted to the foolish. Given WPW propensity to arrhythmias, would be extra cautious if not ready to leave. Study dietdoctor, taubes, attia, nusi. Org, lustig, etc. ...Read more

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Is it common to die suddenly of ventricular fibrillation if I have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and I'm on propranolol?

Is it common to die suddenly of ventricular fibrillation if I have Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and I'm on propranolol?

WPW: Most people with WPW have no problem with it. It can however cause vf if certain arrhythmia s like atrial fibrillation happen in a WPW patient. Propranolol decreases the risk of this. In patients with WPW arrhythmia, ablation can remove the visible pre excitation. Talk to your doc about your specific situation. ...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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What happens in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

What happens in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Short circuit: Acceesory pathway conduction
this pathway may be right or left sided
could be antegrade or retrogade in conduction.
Tachycardia are symptoms
defanitive therappy eps evlation and ablation of tracks for cure very successful in cure. Discuss with an electrophysiologist will help if you are a patient. ...Read more

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What is wolff-parkinson-white syndrome? Can it be treated?

What is wolff-parkinson-white syndrome? Can it be treated?

Yes it can: 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 wolff-parkinson-white syndrome and what are the symptoms?

WPW: WPW is a syndrome of abnormal ecg due to accelerated impulse conduction from atria to ventricles. This can cause serious tachy (fast) arrhythmias. When no tachycardia is present, WPW is usually asymptomatic. With the arrhythmia any symptoms compatible with tachycardia are possible. ...Read more

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Do you have some information about wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome?

Do you have some information about wolff-parkinson-white-syndrome?

WPW: Wpw is the presence of ventricular pre-excitation due to an accessory pathway which can result in fast heart rhythms (i.e. Supra ventricular tachycardia). Risk stratification is important to determine the risk of sudden cardiac death. The main risk during these fast rhythms is usually syncope (fainting). Treatment involves ablation. I would speak with your cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is there a way to be tested specifically for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Yes: The patient can gave an electrophysiology study to determine if WPW is present. ...Read more

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Is it true that wolff-parkinson-white syndrome related to Parkinson's disease?

Is it true that wolff-parkinson-white syndrome related to Parkinson's disease?

No, thankfully!!: They only share a common word in the name. They are in no way related. Wpw is an electrical conduction defect in the heart. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder featuring physical symptoms such tremor of limbs at rest, slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, etc. ...Read more

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I have wolff-parkinson-white syndrome. Could I have children who would get it from me?

I have wolff-parkinson-white syndrome. Could I have children who would get it from me?

Rare: The chance of first degree family members having wolff-parkinson-white is a bit above 3%. There are rare familial variants of WPW but in general it would not be recommended to do any specific screening of family members. ...Read more