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Old 01-17-2005, 12:41 PM   #1
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Wolff Parkenson White Syndrome???

Can any of you tell me if you have ever heard of wolff Parkenson White Syndrome? If you have could you maybe help me to understand it a little better. A daughter of a good friend of mine has just been diagnosed with this syndrome and I would like to get some information on it.

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Old 01-17-2005, 02:00 PM   #2
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Re: Wolff Parkenson White Syndrome???

Hey
Patients who have Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) , have a condition in which the electrical impulse may return to the upper chamber of the heart over an abnormal extra connection that typically has been present since birth. The returning electrical impulse may once again go down the "normal" conduction system, creating an additional heartbeat. Each time this cycle repeats itself, the heart beats. Rapid heart beating is simply the repeating of this kind of cycle many times. There are many ways to treat it, 1)beta blockers or you can get an ablation which burns away the extra pathway and is curative whereas the medication is just preventative but doesn't always stop an attack of a racing heart. My uncle has WPW and I was recently diagnosed with avnrt which I have had successfully removed with an ablation. He takes a beta blocker a day and this seems to control his symptoms although he has been left with side effects.

With WPW it is possible for the heart to reach really high levels of beating, (not the case in the majority of cases)
The best way to determine a patient's level of risk is to initiate this chaotic rhythm controlled setting of an in the electrophysiology laboratory and determine its effect.
If she is young I would recommend going for an ablation to get rid of this problem and help her to resume a normal life without having to take drugs. If I can be of any more help please shout...
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Old 01-17-2005, 07:45 PM   #3
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Re: Wolff Parkenson White Syndrome???

Thank you for your post. You are very helpful and I will pass along the information to my friend.

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Old 11-18-2007, 09:24 PM   #4
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Smile Re: Wolff Parkenson White Syndrome???

I have WPW and I know what it does but every time you go to have surgery for something or another they flip. So my question is, what medications can actually set it off? I know they had said if anything happened to me that others needed to know of this for this reason. Can anyone help on this?

 
Old 11-26-2007, 02:50 PM   #5
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Re: Wolff Parkenson White Syndrome???

Hi Bridgegirl, have your wpw fixed yet? Are you still on medication? I got wpw too. Nice to meet you here.

 
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