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A couple months ago I was told I have wpw. I saw a

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Hi so a couple months ago I was told I have wpw. I saw a cardiologist he said it was mild and that heart rate is key to monitoring. I originally had chest discomfort and pain and the dr said that’s not really related to wpw. So he did tests and said just to monitor it because after the stress test my heart rate was 167 while running. Currently it’s 73 resting. Is heart rate a key to monitoring this? Another dr said to have the procedure done to be safe but I’m curious what the timeline I need to do this is.


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How old are you?
How long have you had these problems?
How often do you have chest pain?


Customer: replied 17 days ago.
25 and a few months maybe 3, and it’s sporadic sometimes a couple times a day then nothing for a while
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Customer: replied 17 days ago.

Dear Friend WPW Syndrome is a condition in which there is an additional electrical pathway of the heart and this condition can lead to periods of rapid heart rate of cardiac excitation generating frequent supraventricular tachycardias, however in your case the heart rate values are normal at rest to these under physical activity rise a little more than normal however if during physical activity there is no chest pain or respiratory distress symptoms should only be treated medically with medication, there are several forms of treatment but the medical treatment is the first option, if not controlled with medical treatment of antiarrhythmics in other cases is performed a surgical procedure called ablation that eliminates the fiber that generates tachycardia. but in your case,if you are showing symptoms and your age should start with medical treatment.


Customer: replied 17 days ago.
What are examples of the medication? Is that the same as the procedure?
Customer: replied 17 days ago.
and is it ok if I wait a couple weeks

antiarrhythmics such as procainamide or amiodarone are the most common to control or prevent rapid heartbeats.
Yes, you can wait a few weeks.


the procedure is a surgery that is done through a catheter that reaches the heart. but it is a very low risk and very good procedure.


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