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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome – Surgical Procedures

January 19, 2022


For symptomatic patients, the most common treatment is catheter ablation, which gets rid of the extra pathway. A small catheter is inserted through the vein during the procedure, which is then threaded towards your heart. When the catheter reaches your heart, electrodes are activated. These electrodes use radiofrequency energy to destroy the extra pathway. This is a very low risk and highly successful procedure. If you have an ablation, most of the time you’re discharged from the hospital on the same day as the procedure. Occasionally, ablation patient spends the night in the hospital if their doctor feels that they need some extra monitoring.

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