Why should treatment be individualized for each patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome?

Updated: Jan 08, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Treatment must be individualized for each patient and should include individual risk assessment. [31] Appropriate therapy for WPW syndrome is based on the likely prognosis and on the degree of symptoms the patient experiences. Specific subspecialty consultations are often needed and may include a cardiovascular specialist (adult or pediatric cardiologist) and/or an electrophysiologist (arrhythmia specialist) with expertise in invasive studies.


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