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Edema is also known as Swelling. Fluid in the tissues, either caused by something local to the swollen area like an injury or inflammation, or from the body's retention of water. Gravity brings the fluid to the feet & legs in that case. As a general rule, if one foot is swollen, something is wrong with the foot. If both feet are swollen, it's not the feet, but water ...Read more
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WPW: The danger with WPW is of a very rapid rhythm. If the patient has no history of this, then flying in a pressurized aircraft should present no excess risk. For a patient having arrhythmia s , the risk is more and they should probably not fly unless their problem is ablated and resolved. ...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 1 more doctor answer
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
Yes: 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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
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