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Does WPW syndrome affect life expectancy?

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Dr. Joshua Fischer
Internal Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

If diagnosed and properly treated (usually with a procedure called an ablation) one can have a normal life expectancy.
However, prior to treatment a patient may have a fast heart rhythm that can be dangerous and potentially life threatening.

In brief: Depends

If diagnosed and properly treated (usually with a procedure called an ablation) one can have a normal life expectancy.
However, prior to treatment a patient may have a fast heart rhythm that can be dangerous and potentially life threatening.
Dr. Joshua Fischer
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: NO

It doesn't have to.
There is a rare instance in which someone with WPW also develops atrial fibrillation. The combination is deadly. But WPW is curable. Once it's identified, it can be ablated if there are symptoms. Many people with WPW have no symptoms and don't need anything done.

In brief: NO

It doesn't have to.
There is a rare instance in which someone with WPW also develops atrial fibrillation. The combination is deadly. But WPW is curable. Once it's identified, it can be ablated if there are symptoms. Many people with WPW have no symptoms and don't need anything done.
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