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How successful is the cath radiofrequency ablation for WPW treatment?

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Dr. Michael Ekizian
Internal Medicine

In brief: Very effective

Catheter-mediated radiofrequency ablation is the preferred therapy for treatment of accessory pathways (ap).
The success rate rivals that of surgery, with a comparable or lower mortality and a lower acute morbidity. Numerous series have reported success rates of 90 to 95 percent, depending upon the location of the ap and the precision of localization of the pathway.

In brief: Very effective

Catheter-mediated radiofrequency ablation is the preferred therapy for treatment of accessory pathways (ap).
The success rate rivals that of surgery, with a comparable or lower mortality and a lower acute morbidity. Numerous series have reported success rates of 90 to 95 percent, depending upon the location of the ap and the precision of localization of the pathway.
Dr. Michael Ekizian
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Dr. Nathan Almeida
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Highly successful

Overall success depends where the accessory WPW is located in the heart, but with modern ep mapping systems, the procedure has a high success rate.
Recurrence can occur due to another accessory pathway showing up later.

In brief: Highly successful

Overall success depends where the accessory WPW is located in the heart, but with modern ep mapping systems, the procedure has a high success rate.
Recurrence can occur due to another accessory pathway showing up later.
Dr. Nathan Almeida
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