What are the ESC treatment guidelines 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...
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In its 2015 guidelines for management of venticular arrhythmias and prevention of sudden cardiac death, the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) recommends ablation is in WPW patients resuscitated from sudden cardiac arrest due to AF and rapid conduction over the accessory pathway causing VF. (class I; level of evidence, B). Additionally, ablation should be considered in patients who are symptomatic and/or who have accessory pathways with refractory periods ≤240 ms in duration. (class IIb; level of evidence,  B) [38]


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