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How soon can you tell if a new baby has a heart problem like wolff parkinson syndrome?

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Dr. Janesta Noland
Pediatrics
5 doctors agree

In brief: EKG

There are many different kinds of heart problems, of which WPW is one.
Most heart problems will require evaluation such as ekg, echocardiogram and physical exam to diagnose.

In brief: EKG

There are many different kinds of heart problems, of which WPW is one.
Most heart problems will require evaluation such as ekg, echocardiogram and physical exam to diagnose.
Dr. Janesta Noland
Dr. Janesta Noland
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Newborn or later

Of the two i've seen in 3 decades, one was picked up in the newborn nursery due to a rapid pulse during vital sign check & one came in at a few months of age as a gray baby (tachycardia related).
Both did quite well with rx. As a rare process, it is likely not to show up until the abnormal rate is detected & an ekg is done.

In brief: Newborn or later

Of the two i've seen in 3 decades, one was picked up in the newborn nursery due to a rapid pulse during vital sign check & one came in at a few months of age as a gray baby (tachycardia related).
Both did quite well with rx. As a rare process, it is likely not to show up until the abnormal rate is detected & an ekg is done.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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