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Dr. Joshua Fischer
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Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (Overview)

A condition where there is an extra electrical path in the heart. It can lead to periods of a fast heart beats, or tachycardia.


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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

Dr. Joshua Fischer
200 Doctors shared insights

Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (Overview)

A condition where there is an extra electrical path in the heart. It can lead to periods of a fast heart beats, or tachycardia.


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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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Is Cogard better at treating SVT from Wolff Parkinson white syndrome than propranolol? Or is propranolol best?

Unclear: I could not find any clear studies in a quick search showing one to be superior to the other. Check with a cardiologist. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

No: This is an arrhythmia that is caused by an abnormal electrical connection between the top and bottom chambers of the heart. If it causes symptoms (chest pain, shortness of breath, fainting), you need to talk to an electrophysiologist (doctor that specializes in heart rhythm problems) who can perform an ablation that is usually curative. ...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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Is there a cure for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Yes: A catheter ablation can can cure WPW in over 95% of cases. You need to see an electrophysiologist. ...Read more

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What is wolff-parkinson-white syndrome? Can it be treated?

What is wolff-parkinson-white syndrome? Can it be treated?

Yes it can: Wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is a disorder of electrical conduction of the heart. Patients with WPW can have rapid heart beat (tachycardia) and very rarely sudden cardiac death. The tachycardia can be treated by medications. The abnormal conduction is due to an extra electrical pathway (bypass tract) in the heart. There are techniques to destroy the extra pathway that will cure wpw. ...Read more

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What is wolff-parkinson-white syndrome and what are the symptoms?

WPW: WPW is a syndrome of abnormal ecg due to accelerated impulse conduction from atria to ventricles. This can cause serious tachy (fast) arrhythmias. When no tachycardia is present, WPW is usually asymptomatic. With the arrhythmia any symptoms compatible with tachycardia are possible. ...Read more

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Is there a cure for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Yes: A catheter ablation can can cure WPW in over 95% of cases. You need to see an electrophysiologist. ...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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Is lorazapam safe to take for people who have Wolff Parkinson's White syndrome?

Is lorazapam safe to take for people who have Wolff Parkinson's White syndrome?

Yes, it is safe: I don't know of any reason to contraindicate the use of lorazepam in Wolff Parkinson White syndrome. Lorazepam is a benzodiazepine sedative and is not a stimulant. In fact, benzodiazepines can sometimes even be given for tachycardia syndromes. ...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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Is it possible to have had surgery to correct Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome but also have un-diagnosed Ebstein's anomaly? Or would surgery have fixed

Is it possible to have had surgery to correct Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome but also have un-diagnosed Ebstein's anomaly? Or would surgery have fixed

WPW.: WPW surgery would not correct Ebstein's anomaly. It would be a bit unusual to not make the diagnosis as part of the WPW work up but is possible if the abnormality was subtle. ...Read more

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What is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Fast heart rate: This is a syndrome of having a specific type of fast heart rate related to having an abnormal connection of cells between the top and bottom chambers of the heart. WPW can usually be cured by a procedure called ablation, where the abnormal band of tissue is gently burned away. ...Read more

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What happens in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

What happens in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Short circuit: Acceesory pathway conduction
this pathway may be right or left sided
could be antegrade or retrogade in conduction.
Tachycardia are symptoms
defanitive therappy eps evlation and ablation of tracks for cure very successful in cure. Discuss with an electrophysiologist will help if you are a patient. ...Read more