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Dr. Stephen Stuart
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Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (Overview)

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 heart beat, 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. Stephen Stuart
194 doctors shared insights

Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (Overview)

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 heart beat, 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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Living with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Checklist)

Eliminate low-fat, high-carb foods from your diet
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Monitor your weight and review your diet daily.
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Blend exercises which make sense into your daily routine
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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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Living with Down Syndrome (Checklist)

Get genetic counseling.
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Enroll in early intervention program.
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Get help from local and national support groups.
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Consider help from mental health workers.
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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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