View Full Version : wolff-parkinson-white syndrome

Ariel Karas
March 13th, 2015, 08:05 AM
my name is Ariel and I'm 20 years old and
I'm swimming more than a decade.
and after all these years that I trained
no one had diagnosed my WPW
until now, and i wanted to asked from you guys if you think that is it the right decision to do that surgery
and if it so, how it will effect me at swim ?
what will happen if i will choose not to do ?

Thank you, for all of you guys

March 15th, 2015, 05:38 PM
Hmmmm, I'd talk to my Doctor and go with her/his advice.
I have LQT which may be one of the 14 diseases in the same group as WP. I had genetic testing done and my variation did not fall into any of the current types out there. My family is currently being studied by a group of EP's and per their advice I'm taking beta-blockers (great for swimming, not)
Seriously, find a EP or Cardiologist you can relate with and hash it out with them. I wouldn't want a layman's opinion in topics so important to my life.

March 15th, 2015, 06:21 PM
If you have experienced tachycardia, then you should definitely have the ablation. It is a catheter-based procedure with a 100% cure rate. You should be able to continue swimming without any restrictions.