When is drug therapy indicated for 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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Drug therapy can be useful in some instances, such as in patients who refuse RF ablation and in temporizing patients with a higher risk of ablation-related complications (eg, AV block with pacing requirement for anteroseptal or midseptal pathways). Medical therapy may also be appropriate in pregnant women until radiation exposure is safe.


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