What myocardial damage is caused by RF ablation in children 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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Children with symptomatic WPW syndrome who undergo RF ablation sustain myocardial damage or injury. Lesion size at a successful site is typically only 3-5 mm. How this damaged myocardium will change as children grow is still not known.


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