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My son now has an enlarged heart. Could that be caused by the previous treatment that cured his wpw?
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David Escobar
Family Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unlikely
The typical treatment for wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is radio-ablation of an electrical pathway in the heart.
Complication rates for the procedure range from 1.5% - 4% in the literature, but rarely lead to an enlarged heart. More likely however is a genetic association between WPW and congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Talk with your pediatrician or family doctor about genetic testing.

In brief: Unlikely
The typical treatment for wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is radio-ablation of an electrical pathway in the heart.
Complication rates for the procedure range from 1.5% - 4% in the literature, but rarely lead to an enlarged heart. More likely however is a genetic association between WPW and congenital hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. Talk with your pediatrician or family doctor about genetic testing.
David Escobar
David Escobar
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Dr. Matthias Peuster
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Possible
Ablation therapy for WPW can -although rare- affect a coronary leading to ischemic heart disease or myocardial infarction.
If the dilatation is severe a stress test evtl followed by coronary angiography might be indicated. Talk to your cardiologist.

In brief: Possible
Ablation therapy for WPW can -although rare- affect a coronary leading to ischemic heart disease or myocardial infarction.
If the dilatation is severe a stress test evtl followed by coronary angiography might be indicated. Talk to your cardiologist.
Dr. Matthias Peuster
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