What is included in follow-up visits 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...
  • Print
Answer

Arrange follow-up visits to assess for the recurrence of dysrhythmia, the effectiveness of antiarrhythmic therapy, and adverse effects of medications. Follow-up ECG or Holter monitoring may be needed to assess for changes in QT duration and the recurrence of dysrhythmias or proarrhythmias. Patients who take amiodarone require careful periodic monitoring for adverse effects and organ toxicity, including thyroid function tests, ophthalmic examination, pulmonary function tests, and hepatic function tests.


Did this answer your question?
Additional feedback? (Optional)
Thank you for your feedback!