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Jackie Barker
(littlerunner) - M
wolffe parkinson white on 02/05/2011 17:46:39 MST Print View

Anyone here have wolffe parkinson white syndrome. Im going for a catheter ablation on the 15th of Feb. Chance may have to have a pace maker afterwards. Anyone here have pacemaker & what kind of effect has it had on your life style

Steven Paris
(saparisor) - M

Locale: Pacific Northwest
wolffe parkinson white on 02/05/2011 18:22:13 MST Print View

I can't offer any answer to your question, but, in looking up your condition, many sites indicate a high success rate with catheter ablation. I hope your procedure goes well.

John S.
(jshann) - F
Re: wolffe parkinson white on 02/05/2011 18:25:33 MST Print View

Jackie, I hope your procedure goes well and is successful.

Greg Mihalik
(greg23) - M

Locale: Colorado
Re: wolffe parkinson white on 02/05/2011 18:54:24 MST Print View

I hike with a guy who has "been there, done that". So all I have are second hand observations. He maxed at 280 on a Holter, so it was the real deal.

It took two procedures, no pacemaker, and now, for the past year, he is strong and hearty. Hiking, skiing, riding, treking. All at altitude. I will also add that he has a incredibly positive outlook on life. Having watched others with serious issues, I have to say that PMA goes a long way toward a good outcome.

Best of luck.

Edited by greg23 on 02/05/2011 18:55:18 MST.

Tony Beasley
(tbeasley) - MLife

Locale: Pigeon House Mt from the Castle
Re: wolffe parkinson white on 02/05/2011 21:15:44 MST Print View

Hi Jackie,

I did not have Wolffe Parkinson White syndrome but I had a catheter ablation 3 years ago to treat my Atrial Fibrillation, Atrail Flutter and Atrial Tachycardia, I was home the next day and all is good with my heart since, I still run, cycle and bushwalk, two weeks ago I came second M55 in my local vets mountain running champs.

I understand that the treatment technique has improved since my operation.

Good luck with your treatment.

Tony

Jackie Barker
(littlerunner) - M
wpw on 02/06/2011 09:14:55 MST Print View

Thanks for the encouragement. 1st one a month ago was aborted to the closeness to the AV node. Was referred to another doc. We'll see how this time goes on the 15th.
Thanks again

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: wolffe parkinson white on 02/06/2011 17:37:48 MST Print View

"did not have Wolffe Parkinson White syndrome but I had a catheter ablation 3 years ago to treat my Atrial Fibrillation, Atrail Flutter and Atrial Tachycardia, I was home the next day and all is good with my heart since, I still run, cycle and bushwalk, two weeks ago I came second M55 in my local vets mountain running champs."

+1 In my case, it was A-Flutter. I was home the same day and went over Shepherd Pass(12,000') in the Southern Sierra 3 weeks later enroute to a 9 day jaunt along on the Great Western Divide. You should be just fine. The very best of luck.

sheila o
(bumpass) - F

Locale: The Far Left Coast? : /
wpw on 02/07/2011 23:15:55 MST Print View

Jackie,
As a cardiac nurse, we've done this procedure multiple times at our facility, more for AF. You should be able to go back to your normal activies soon afterward. As with many medical decisions, its always good to get second opinions and check your doctor's records for this procedure. I'm sure you'll do great!

Tyson Marshall
(sheepNgeese) - MLife

Locale: Ventura County (formerly PNW)
Re: wolffe parkinson white on 02/08/2011 18:01:59 MST Print View

Hi Jackie,

I was diagnosed with WPW back in 2004 (I was 17 at the time) About a week later, I went in for the catheter ablation and left the hospital the next day.

No negative effects to date.

I pray it goes smoothly.

Cheers!

Craig McKenna
(mckcd) - F

Locale: UT
Re: wolffe parkinson white on 02/08/2011 19:33:32 MST Print View

My wife has lived with this condition her entire life. It was mis-diagnosed in the late 80's as "sinus tachycardia". Approximately 12 years ago a cardiac specialist diagnosed Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome. We were told that the condition is non life threatening and that the procedure to to reverse it was risky and optional. He also told us that the condition sometimes lessens with age.

She has lead an otherwise normal life, although it scares the hell out of me when she has an "episode". She usually gets it to stop by putting her upper body in an inverse position, relaxing her upper body and exhaling slowly. This makes for awkward moments in the middle of the grocery store isle when she is bent over.

There have been times when it goes on for hours causing much pain and lightheadedness.

Jackie Barker
(littlerunner) - M
wpw on 02/21/2011 12:05:39 MST Print View

Hurray,
Procedure done,doc had to do 2 times, But left hosp on the second night. So far so good.