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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (cont.)

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What is the prognosis for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

The prognosis for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is excellent. Discussion with your physician can help navigate the treatment options that are available. In general, many people with the electrocardiogram findings of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome may never need any type of treatment.

Can Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome be prevented?

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome cannot be prevented, but can be treated in the vast majority of people. It is important to seek out a cardiologist or electrophysiologist if you have remaining questions or are in need of treatment.

Medically reviewed by Robert J. Bryg, MD; Board Certified Internal Medicine with subspecialty in Cardiovascular Disease

REFERENCE:

Obeyesekere, Manoj, et al. “Risk of sudden death in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: how high is the risk?” Circulation 125.5 (2012): 659-660.


Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 2/20/2015

Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/wolff-parkinson-white_syndrome/article.htm

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