When can patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome return to competitive sports?

Updated: Jan 08, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Once a curative procedure (eg, RF ablation of the accessory pathway) has been successfully performed, most patients can return to competitive sports or to high-risk occupations several months later. Generally, if patients have to alter their lifestyles significantly because of the disease, they probably are not receiving appropriate current therapy.


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