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Dr. Stephen Stuart
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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


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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?

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?

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 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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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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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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