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Is WPW hereditary?

Is WPW hereditary?

Generally not but: Arrhythmias can run in families.

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Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
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Edema (Definition)

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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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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Should I go into surgery for wpw?

Should I go into surgery for 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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Is there homapathy remedies for wpw?

Is there homapathy remedies for wpw?

No: In general the answer is no. Homeopathy works by the premise of gradually modulating the body's response to something through the the exposure of minute amounts of a substance over time. The problem with WPW is due to the presence of an abnormal tract of tissue that conducts the heart's normal impulse around the normal path and bypasses normal safeguards built into that conduction system. ...Read more

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Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

Depends: If diagnosed and properly treated (usually with a procedure called an ablation) one can have a normal life expectancy. However, prior to treatment a patient may have a fast heart rhythm that can be dangerous and potentially life threatening. ...Read more

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How do doctors discover that a kid has wpw?

How do doctors discover that a kid has wpw?

Usually with an ECG: The diagnosis requires 3 conditions: 1. A short pr interval on the ecg 2. Early activation of the ventricles, also known as pre-excitation, that is represented on the ECG by a "delta" wave 3. Symptoms of tachycardia. ...Read more

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What could be reasons that my baby has wpw?

What could be reasons that my baby has wpw?

Genetic or mutation: Wpw is present when the heart's electrical system has an accessory (extra) pathway connecting the upper and the lower chambers together. This predisposes the person to fast heart rates (arrhythmias). The person with WPW is born with the accessory pathway and does not acquire it during his/her life. Wpw is autosomal dominant but there are multiple genetic variations. ...Read more

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Can have WPW prevent a kid from being active?

Can have WPW prevent a kid from being active?

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 more

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I went to tp and had to warm up for 10mins on the cycle..the detected my heartbeart and its 128contants and went to 133..its okay?and i have wpw..

Tricky: This is tough because we don't know your complete cardiac history . I would see your doctor or cardiologist to get cleared before any physical activity or exercise regimen with WPW . Good luck ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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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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