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Can someone fly with wpw?

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Dr. Pierre Moeser
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

The level of testing required when a pilot has Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome depends on the type of flying intended - military, airline transport, commercial, private, sport, recreational, etc.
Having WPW does not exclude you from flying.

In brief: Depends

The level of testing required when a pilot has Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome depends on the type of flying intended - military, airline transport, commercial, private, sport, recreational, etc.
Having WPW does not exclude you from flying.
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Dr. Sheldon Brownstein
Cardiology - Cardiac Electrophysiology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Wpw

Yes

In brief: Wpw

Yes
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: WPW

The danger with WPW is of a very rapid rhythm. If the patient has no history of this, then flying in a pressurized aircraft should present no excess risk.
For a patient having arrhythmia s , the risk is more and they should probably not fly unless their problem is ablated and resolved.

In brief: WPW

The danger with WPW is of a very rapid rhythm. If the patient has no history of this, then flying in a pressurized aircraft should present no excess risk.
For a patient having arrhythmia s , the risk is more and they should probably not fly unless their problem is ablated and resolved.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology

In brief: Wpw

Usually yes, but for patients with difficult to control SVT attacks I would recommend consulting your doc especially for long flights, if one is having Svt attacks, the treatment is Catheter ablation .
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In brief: Wpw

Usually yes, but for patients with difficult to control SVT attacks I would recommend consulting your doc especially for long flights, if one is having Svt attacks, the treatment is Catheter ablation .
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. Stephen Stuart
Internal Medicine

In brief: Yes

As long as the rhythm is stable, the person can fly.

In brief: Yes

As long as the rhythm is stable, the person can fly.
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