What are the activity restrictions in patients 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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Generally, no activity restrictions are recommended in patients with ECG findings of preexcitation in the absence of tachycardia. These individuals should be restricted from high-risk professions (eg, airline pilot) and may be restricted from competitive sports. Note that the 2012 Pediatric and Congenital Electrophysiology Society (PACES) and the Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) recommended referral to a pediatric electrophysiology specialist for asymptomatic adolescents with WPW and ventricular preexcitation, regardless of their athletic status. [17]

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