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Is a delta wave in my ECG harmful?

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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: It depends.

Delta waves are present in patients with wolf-parkinson-white syndrome (wpw).
This condition can be associated with rapid arrhytmias. In some patients it may be asymptomatic. Patients with serious rhythm disorders can be treated with ablation of the accessory electrical pathway which results in abolition of the arrhythmias. At experienced centers the success rate is very good.

In brief: It depends.

Delta waves are present in patients with wolf-parkinson-white syndrome (wpw).
This condition can be associated with rapid arrhytmias. In some patients it may be asymptomatic. Patients with serious rhythm disorders can be treated with ablation of the accessory electrical pathway which results in abolition of the arrhythmias. At experienced centers the success rate is very good.
Dr. Martin Bress
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Dr. Martin Bress
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: It depends.

Delta waves are present in patients with wolf-parkinson-white syndrome (wpw).
This condition can be associated with rapid arrhytmias. In some patients it may be asymptomatic. Patients with serious rhythm disorders can be treated with ablation of the accessory electrical pathway which results in abolition of the arrhythmias. At experienced centers the success rate is very good.

In brief: It depends.

Delta waves are present in patients with wolf-parkinson-white syndrome (wpw).
This condition can be associated with rapid arrhytmias. In some patients it may be asymptomatic. Patients with serious rhythm disorders can be treated with ablation of the accessory electrical pathway which results in abolition of the arrhythmias. At experienced centers the success rate is very good.
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Dr. Martin Bress
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Reflects

A delta wave on an ECG can reflect an acessory conduction pathway.
The wave in itself is not harmful. However, delta waves can be associated with conduction system abnormalities like wolff-parkinson-white (WPW) syndrome. This can be associated with serious electrophysiologic abnormalities and should be evaluated by a cardiologist and electrophysiologist if indicated.

In brief: Reflects

A delta wave on an ECG can reflect an acessory conduction pathway.
The wave in itself is not harmful. However, delta waves can be associated with conduction system abnormalities like wolff-parkinson-white (WPW) syndrome. This can be associated with serious electrophysiologic abnormalities and should be evaluated by a cardiologist and electrophysiologist if indicated.
Dr. Michael Fenster
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