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How long does it take the ablation procedure for WPW to work?

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Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Pediatrics - Cardiology
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In brief: Wpw ablation

procedure lasts few hours and works immediately/.

In brief: Wpw ablation

procedure lasts few hours and works immediately/.
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
Dr. Volkan Tuzcu
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: WPW ablation

The procedure can take several hours although sometimes it is much shorter. Afterwards the patient may take a few weeks for rhtym(s) to settle down.
Sometimes the first ablation isn't completely successful and the patient has to have additonal procedures.

In brief: WPW ablation

The procedure can take several hours although sometimes it is much shorter. Afterwards the patient may take a few weeks for rhtym(s) to settle down.
Sometimes the first ablation isn't completely successful and the patient has to have additonal procedures.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. William Scott
Pediatrics - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Immediately

Overall the ablation procedure may take 3-4 hours to complete.
The goal of the procedure is to eliminate the extra electrical pathway responsible for wpw. Once that pathway is eliminated, there is no longer a risk of rapid heart rates. There is a small risk (about 5%) of the problem returning such that at least one follow up evaluation is recommended.

In brief: Immediately

Overall the ablation procedure may take 3-4 hours to complete.
The goal of the procedure is to eliminate the extra electrical pathway responsible for wpw. Once that pathway is eliminated, there is no longer a risk of rapid heart rates. There is a small risk (about 5%) of the problem returning such that at least one follow up evaluation is recommended.
Dr. William Scott
Dr. William Scott
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