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Catheter ablations for wpw?
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Catheter ablation is considered a first line therapy for symptomatic WPW syndrome.
It's highly effective in the majority of cases. It's generally safe with a low incidence of serious complications and since WPW can (rarely) result in sudden death, the benefit of ablation justifies the small risk.

In brief: Yes
Catheter ablation is considered a first line therapy for symptomatic WPW syndrome.
It's highly effective in the majority of cases. It's generally safe with a low incidence of serious complications and since WPW can (rarely) result in sudden death, the benefit of ablation justifies the small risk.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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Dr. Howard Rubin
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: WPW
Quite successful in abating bypass tracts with benefit greater than risk.
Get more info from ep specialist.

In brief: WPW
Quite successful in abating bypass tracts with benefit greater than risk.
Get more info from ep specialist.
Dr. Howard Rubin
Dr. Howard Rubin
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
In brief: Wpw
Yes this the standard treatment if treatment is necessary which should be decided by an electrophysiologist

In brief: Wpw
Yes this the standard treatment if treatment is necessary which should be decided by an electrophysiologist
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Very effective.
Wpw is a short-circuit of the normal heart conduction pathways due to abnormal heart tissue (usually present since birth).
There is a small area that, if removed, would Prohibit the circuit from conducting and therefore block the svt. The catheter tip generates rf energy to scar the heart tissue in a small area, which prevents it from conducting electricity.

In brief: Very effective.
Wpw is a short-circuit of the normal heart conduction pathways due to abnormal heart tissue (usually present since birth).
There is a small area that, if removed, would Prohibit the circuit from conducting and therefore block the svt. The catheter tip generates rf energy to scar the heart tissue in a small area, which prevents it from conducting electricity.
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
Dr. Jason Rubenstein
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