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What are treatments for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

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You may not need to take any medicine if you don’t have symptoms. In that case, you might just need regular follow-up visits and tests. If you do have heart rhythm problems, your doctor may give you a prescription for medicine to control it. If medicines aren’t enough, your doctor may recommend a procedure called catheter ablation. This is a procedure a doctor does to get rid of the areas of heart tissue that cause the irregular beats. If it doesn’t work, or only helps a little, you can get it done again and try other treatments.

SOURCES:

Al-Khatib, S. , published online on April 5, 2016. Journal of the American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association: “Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW).”

National Library of Medicine: “Genetics Home Reference; Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions; Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.”

Page, R. , published online April 5, 2016. Journal of the American College of cardiology

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Al-Khatib, S. , published online on April 5, 2016. Journal of the American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association: “Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW).”

National Library of Medicine: “Genetics Home Reference; Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions; Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.”

Page, R. , published online April 5, 2016. Journal of the American College of cardiology

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 01, 2018

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