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Can WPW Return After RF Ablation?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 6, 2006
  • 07:19 AM

I was diagnosed with WPW back in 2000, and believe that I had RF Ablation sometime in 2001.

Everything seemed to be back to normal (actually, better than what I considered normal, because I had WPW since I was a child, and my doctor at the time, never diagnosed it).

When I had the initial problem, it was typically when I stood up, or doing something that my heart was normally at a resting pace, my heart would then start racing. I would have to control my breathing, sit down for a few minutes, to get it under control, or otherwise, I would get tired, and my chest would start hurting.

5 years later, I just recently started feeling what feel like skipped heart beats. From what my old doctor said, it's not really skipping a heart beat, but it's two successive heart beats in a row, and then what feels like a skip, so that my rhythm gets back on track.

I've got an appointment next week, but just wondered if WPW can come back after RF ablation?

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  • Hi my name is stephanie. I was told by my doctor that with time those pathways would either regenerate or make new ones. That is why I opted not to do the surgery.I suffer from frequent chest pains and they have always been brushed off even by the cardiologist that diagnosed me. I'm only 28 years old. I do take meds everyday but now it seeems like they don't help as much.
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    • August 23, 2006
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