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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 --.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.