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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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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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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

Dr. Warren Foster
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Supraventricular Tachycardia (Definition)

Supraventricular tachycardia is a condition where the electric impulses that control the pace of the heart are not ...Read more