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Does Wpw Syndrome Affect Life Expectancy
Yes: While WPW syndrome is genetic, not every patient behaves or is treated the same way. A good percentage of the WPW population will not need any treatment as they do not have fast heart rates (arrhythmias). At the other end of the spectrum however, live patients with WPW who may need ablation or possibly an icd. The proper course of action is determined by an electrophysiologist usually. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm on propranolol for WPW syndrome. I usually have a coffee that contains 150 mg of caffeine every morning. Is this safe? I haven't had a problem yet
Maybe, maybe not: Caffeine is a mild cardiac stimulant. Heart rate may increase. Ectopic beats may increase. Cardiac conduction time may shorten. But not all WPW is the same - there are electrophysiologic differences between individuals. Bottom line: can't say if caffeine is safe for you. If you have tachycardia on propranolol (caffeine or not), discuss ablation with your doctor. ...Read more
Wpw svt: Most of the time you can fly, however there are some patients with WPW, who have frequent episodes of SVT or long attacks of SVT, these patients might potentially have issues during flight. If one with WPW has SVT, that person needs catheter ablation anyways. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hello, i want to fly in france i have WPW syndrome can i fly? is it necessary to drink some drugs before fly?
Have Wpw syndrome (not currently being treated for) and detoxing from heavy methadone additiction (3+ years) Should i be concerned?
Certain medications: ...do increase the chance of heart rhythm problems in people with WPW but we're not certain about methadone. As to methadone withdrawal, it's MANDATORY that you detox under close supervision of an experienced addiction specialist and a cardiologist. You may need an anti-arhythmic drug and a very slow methadone taper. Suboxone can help reduce withdrawal symptoms and detox stress. Dr. Anne. ...Read more
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