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Heart: Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome

Treatment

Catheter ablation is a treatment option for symptomatic patients because of the risk of sudden death. Catheter ablation treats the disorder by destroying the extra pathway in 85-95% of cases, depending on the location of the pathway.1

Patients should consult with their physician on the appropriate treatment options and associated risks and benefits.

1National Institutes of Health. Medline Plus Encyclopedia. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Available at: www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000151.htm. Accessed September 27, 2006.