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What is it like living with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

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If you have only slight symptoms, or none, Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome won’t affect your life, except for the extra checkups.

But some symptoms can affect your daily life. For example, if you tend to faint because of the condition, you may not be able to drive a car or do certain other things. How well you’ll do depends a lot on the type of arrhythmia you have and how often it happens. That’s why it’s so important to see your doctor and get scheduled for tests.

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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