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Can have WPW prevent a kid from being active?
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
The fast heart rate associated with WPW may be worse during activity for some children, who will then limit their activities to avoid those symptoms.
There is also a very small risk of a life threatening condition known as ventricular fibrillation. Special testing is often needed to determine if a child with WPW has this risk. This testing should be done before participating in organized sports.

In brief: Yes
The fast heart rate associated with WPW may be worse during activity for some children, who will then limit their activities to avoid those symptoms.
There is also a very small risk of a life threatening condition known as ventricular fibrillation. Special testing is often needed to determine if a child with WPW has this risk. This testing should be done before participating in organized sports.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Wpw
yes since the tachycardia episodes can be triggered with activity.

In brief: Wpw
yes since the tachycardia episodes can be triggered with activity.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. Bart Denys
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: WPW and Activity
It may, but only if it causes tachycardia (rapid heart beat).
The mere presence of WPW does not limit activity and is asymptomatic in most individuals.

In brief: WPW and Activity
It may, but only if it causes tachycardia (rapid heart beat).
The mere presence of WPW does not limit activity and is asymptomatic in most individuals.
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Dr. Bart Denys
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