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Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome


Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a disease where there is an extra electrical pathway that connects the atria to the ventricles, causing the electrical impulse to reach the ventricle faster and cause tachycardia.

The cause of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is congenital, that is, the change is present from birth and its manifestations can begin at any stage of life, generally from 10 to 50 years of age.

The patient may be asymptomatic or present symptoms such as palpitations, dizziness, shortness of breath, chest pain and, very rarely, sudden death.

Catheter Ablation is a definitive treatment method for this arrhythmia through which the localization and cauterization of the foci that originate it is performed. It consists of introducing catheters through a vein in the groin area that are positioned in specific locations in the heart to discover and study defects in the heart’s electrical system. This cauterization is performed by applying radiofrequency energy through the catheters. Its indication should be discussed with the doctor and generally applies to patients who have tachycardia accompanied by symptoms such as palpitations, fainting or dizziness, which are difficult to treat with medication or in cases where the patient prefers not to take medication for the long term.

“The great benefit of this procedure is obtaining a cure through minimally invasive surgery. After 5 days of rest, the patient can return to carrying out their activities normally”, concludes Dr Luiz Inácio

Dr. Luiz Antônio Inácio, Cardiologist and Arrhythmologist

by Pro Cardíaca
Interactor at thedotgood.

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