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I went for an exercise test for wpw and was told there was a lot of ventricular ectopy on 24hr moniter and extra waves on ecg- what does this mean?

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Dr. Leonard Stein
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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Nl elect syst: signal for Heart Beat starts Rt atrium & goes to Ventricles&activates Ventricles to beat.
In WPW more than one path to Vent& CAN cause heart to go fast suddenly. If U have WPW (born w it) U may only see funny ECG complex dep on path. But if UR rate suddenly gone fast, paths R causng a circu rhythm. Needs corrected by EP MD. Meds no help. Good If Stress not cause very fast rate.

In brief: Discuss with MD

Nl elect syst: signal for Heart Beat starts Rt atrium & goes to Ventricles&activates Ventricles to beat.
In WPW more than one path to Vent& CAN cause heart to go fast suddenly. If U have WPW (born w it) U may only see funny ECG complex dep on path. But if UR rate suddenly gone fast, paths R causng a circu rhythm. Needs corrected by EP MD. Meds no help. Good If Stress not cause very fast rate.
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Dr. Leonard Stein
Prob with meds that slow pathways is that there is no way of telling which pathway will be affected more and can make things worse.
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