Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (cont.)
Daniel Lee Kulick, MD, FACC, FSCAI
Dr. Kulick received his undergraduate and medical degrees from the University of Southern California, School of Medicine. He performed his residency in internal medicine at the Harbor-University of California Los Angeles Medical Center and a fellowship in the section of cardiology at the Los Angeles County-University of Southern California Medical Center. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and Cardiology.
William C. Shiel Jr., MD, FACP, FACR
Dr. Shiel received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors from the University of Notre Dame. There he was involved in research in radiation biology and received the Huisking Scholarship. After graduating from St. Louis University School of Medicine, he completed his Internal Medicine residency and Rheumatology fellowship at the University of California, Irvine. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology.
In this Article
- What is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?
- Who gets Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?
- What causes Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?
- What are the signs and symptoms of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?
- What are the potential complications of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?
- How is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome diagnosed?
- What is the treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?
- What is the prognosis for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?
- Can Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome be prevented?
- Find a local Cardiologist in your town
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
Obeyesekere, Manoj, et al. “Risk of sudden death in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: how high is the risk?” Circulation 125.5 (2012): 659-660.
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