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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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Dr. Joshua Fischer
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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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Is 250mg of Vicodin safe for patients with Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome?

Is 250mg of Vicodin safe for patients with Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome?

Vicodin: Vicodin is a narcotic analgesic with tylenol (acetaminophen) added. It is moderately potent and addictive. Itself, it does not affect heart rate or cardiac conduction or cardiac functions. So, can be considered safe. Big picture is to be wary. Being habituated or dependent or addicted has adversity, and your heart can be affected by the narcotic valleys or withdrawal biology. Adrenalin is released. Heart may race ...Read more

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Is it safe to take propranolol for Wolff Parkinson white syndrome? It works well & decreased SVT episodes by 80% already.

Is it safe to take propranolol for Wolff Parkinson white syndrome? It works well & decreased SVT episodes by 80% already.

Generally no: This is a very interesting question. If you truly have WPW, your management (& answer to such a question) should be by your cardiologist. If it is known that you have only orthodromic AVRT (genarally a concealed accessory pathway) then propranolol could be used safely. Otherwise, it could pose danger if you develop atrial fib. However, the modern treatment for WPW w/ frequent SVT is ablation. ...Read more

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Is Tylenol (acetaminophen) with codeine safe for patients with Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome?

Is Tylenol (acetaminophen)  with codeine safe for patients with Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome?

Yes: In general you should avoid drugs that affect conduction in the heart. Caffeine is also to be avoided as are alcohol, pseudephedrine (found in cold medicines) digoxin unless carefully monitored by your physician and smoking. Of course, avoid taking any recreational drugs. Tylenol with codeine taken as prescribed by a physician aware of your WPW should be safe. ...Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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I have just been diagnosed with Wolff Parkinson white syndrome is it still safe for me too run? I am training for a marathon!!

See cardiologist: There are treatments to prevent arrhythmias in patients with WPW and I would recommend speaking with your cardiologist for consideration of treatment as well as recommendations for management to keep you safe before you over exert yourself in your training. ...Read more

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