What are the benefits of prophylactic RF ablation in asymptomatic 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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Asymptomatic patients who have a low-risk pathway and no SVT can be monitored expectantly, or they may undergo RF ablation to prevent any possibilities of SCD and prevent late onset of SVT. [16] In addition, there is an associated rise in incidence of atrial fibrillation in patients with WPW which may be reduced with prophylactic RF ablation of the accessory pathway.


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