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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 there homapathy for WPW and svt?

Is there homapathy for WPW and svt?

No, no, and no!: The best treatment for symptomatic WPW is radiofrequency catheter ablation. Even allopathic drugs are not usually an adequate treatment. Wpw is potentially serious with heart rates of 220-300 or more and curable. Don't mess with it. Svt can be handled with medication in many cases or ablation when meds fail or aren't tolerated. ...Read more

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Any homeopathy remedies for WPW and svt?

Any homeopathy remedies for WPW and svt?

WPW: Wpw is a serious condition if its causing symptoms and having tachycardias. Using unproven methods to treat potentially life threatening problems is not a good idea. ...Read more

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I have symptomatic WPW syndrome (episode SVT about once a year), I take medications all the time, can I fly commercial airplane (3 hours)?

I have symptomatic WPW syndrome (episode SVT about once a year), I take medications all the time, can I fly commercial airplane (3 hours)?

Fly it yourself: Or fly on one? Would recommend consultation for possible ablation. Flying shouldn't be a problem...You would be excluded from an active pilots license. ...Read more

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Kristalose 20 grams 2 x daily for constipation. Is this safe and a good dose? Any side effects? I have SVT/WPW syndrome.

Kristalose 20 grams 2 x daily for constipation. Is this safe and a good dose? Any side effects? I have SVT/WPW syndrome.

Constipation: Constipation in an otherwise healthy person is usually due to inadequate fiber and fluid intake, and is especially prevalent in Western society due to the widespread use of processed foods combined with a high intake of non-vegetarian foods. Adding fiber supplements e.g. Benefiber, Metamucil, Konsyl and Aloe Vera helps. Lactulose also helps by fighting the colon's effort to dehydrate the stool. ...Read more

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Does multiple SVT episodes from my WPW syndrome lead to heart failure?

Does multiple SVT episodes from my WPW syndrome lead to heart failure?

Dangerous: If you truly have WPW and you truly have SVT, you need to have an ablation performed. The combination of SVT and WPW can lead, in susceptible people, to sudden death. CHF is not the issue here. ...Read more

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1 yr ago I had SVT episode, my pulse went to 195. I went to ER & they just discharged me bc it went back 2 norm. Now on beta blockersfor wpw. Ok?

Preexitation: Syndrome or wolf-parkinson-white. This is an aberrant accessory conduction pathway of the electric stimulation from the upper chambers (atria) to the lower chambers (ventricle), a short cut and it fires up pulse goes up. I am a surgeon, thus I would suggest see a cardiologist as a definitive treatment in form of rf ablation does exist. Keep living as a normal person! ...Read more

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2months ago my 20 yr son had ablation for wpw. He is still symptomatic. He wore a 21 day monitor. Diangosis paroxysmal svt, hr hi 203, he's 20. Serious?

2months ago my 20 yr son had ablation for wpw. He is still symptomatic. He wore a 21 day monitor. Diangosis paroxysmal svt, hr hi 203, he's 20. Serious?

Needs evaluation: If there is persistent tachycardia after an ablation either there is another arrhythmia focus or a recurrence of the same focus.

Repeat ep testing might be needed after the holter/event monitor documents the tachycardia.

Please see ep doc soon. ...Read more

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On propranolol 20 mg 2x a day for SVT (wpw), &hbp. I need one that lasts longer but can't take er. Toprol (metoprolol) was to strong even at 25 mg. Any suggestion?

On propranolol 20 mg 2x a day for SVT (wpw), &hbp. I need one that lasts longer but can't take er. Toprol (metoprolol) was to strong even at 25 mg. Any suggestion?

Switch propranolol?: You need to discuss your problem with the physician (p) who is prescribing your Propranolol to you. It is best for p, who knows your history and you best, to make any changes in cardiac therapy, especially for a patient with a svt. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is flecanide a safe medication for SVT and/or WPW with atrial fibrillation?

Is flecanide a safe medication for SVT and/or WPW with atrial fibrillation?

Flecamide: This is a dangerous medicine but used in what you have as untested it may be more dangerous. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more

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How dangerous is Fleccanide? My doctor mentioned possibly putting me on it. Is it better for my SVT than Nadolol or propranolol? I have WPW syndrome.

How dangerous is Fleccanide? My doctor mentioned possibly putting me on it. Is it better for my SVT than Nadolol or propranolol? I have WPW syndrome.

High: Fleccanide is most dangerous out of antiarrythmic drugs. But it can be used as last resort under close supervision. It may cause VT or V fib. It is not recommend routinely. ...Read more

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Blood pressure has been 120/45-50 recently. Is this concerning? Could it be heart failure? I have WPW syndrome and on propranolol to control SVT.

Blood pressure has been 120/45-50 recently. Is this concerning? Could it be heart failure? I have WPW syndrome and on propranolol to control SVT.

Ok: This BP is ok. I'm frequently asked about "my diastolic BP being too low". Usually it's inconsequential-even factitious due to inadequacy of many home BP monitoring kits to take diastolic BPs. I usually don't get hot and bothered by pts "low" diastolic BPs-only the high ones (ie over 90. Best wishes! ...Read more

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What is the difference between SVT and a fib? Can you have both?

Two different issues: Svt is a common usually "solitary " form of short circuit that can happen at any age, often in women. There several forms of svt. Now afib is a different can of worms - this is a more complex arrhythmia that may be related to structural heart abnormalities or endocrine problems. There are patients that need blood thinners. Patients can have both but it's not common. Definitely visit your doc. ...Read more

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What's the difference between SVT and paroxysmal SVT (psvt)?

Recurrence: Svt is typically used to describe a type of rapid heart beat that is related to a type of "wiring" problem in the heart. If a patient has more than one episode (which is typical), is is referred to as paroxysmal svt. ...Read more

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How to tell the difference between a panic attack and SVT attack?

How to tell the difference between a panic attack and SVT attack?

Heart monitor: If you wear heart monitor, if it is svt it will show, if it is panic attack, it will show nl heart rate with attack. ...Read more

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What's the difference between an svt, wolf-parkinson-white syndrome, and fibrilations?

SVT, WPW, Afib: Svt or supraventricular tachycardia is a condition in which the upper chamber of the heart causes the heart to beat very fast. Wpw or wolf parkinson white syndrome is a condition where te heart has a propensity to abnormal electrical conduction that may predispose people to have svt, atrial fibrillation (where the upper chamber of the heart beats chaotically), or other heart rhythm issues. ...Read more

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What's the difference between atrial flutter and svt- and can they happen at the same time?

Similar-different: Both originate with the "pace-maker" in the right atrium. In svt, it leads to a sinus rhythm over 100-140 beats per min (bpm). Atrial flutter is a specific type of svt that causes (by definition) an atrial rate of around 300 bpm. Depending on the electrical conduction of that heart, it will lead to a ventricular rate of some multiple of 300 (150, 100, 75, etc). ...Read more

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What's the main difference between SVT and sinus tachcardia on an ECG and how are they distinguished?

What's the main difference between SVT and sinus tachcardia on an ECG and how are they distinguished?

SVT is abnormal: Sinus rhythm is normal pacemaker activity in the heart. Tachycardia means the heart rate is going fast. SVT stands for "supra ventricular tachycardia", which is an abnormal fast heart rhythm, that can cause symptoms of palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, or chest pain. Sinus tachycardia is thus a fast heart beat in response to your bodies natural signals. See EP cardiologist for svt. ...Read more

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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

A condition in which the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not ...Read more