Wolff parkinson white syndrome recovery time after ablation

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suzp
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   Posted 4/5/2013 5:30 AM (GMT -6)   
My 16 yr old daughter was found to have wpws in Feb after being ill for months with suspected glandular fever. She suffered palpitations whilst competing her horse, to which we thought were her just holding her breath due to nerves. She would feel very faint and sick and take hours yo recover. She had times at school and college feeling the same. After being picked up by an ecg we took her to see a cardiologist and she had the ablation on march 8th. It was a success but the surgeon said it was the worst he had seen in a long time and would have been life threatening, he also found a small hole in her heart, we are extremely lucky for it to be found, bless her. She is now a month on and we see the surgeon on the 19th April. She is feeling better, but still has feelings of fainting, heart beating fast etc. Having been told that she should feel so much better after a few days I am starting to become rather concerned. She has had to leave college and restart her A levels in sept, I know emotionally it has been a huge shock to all of us and mentally for her has been really hard, especially having the op under a local and having to leave hospital the same day! Please can someone offer any news on this, thank you in anticipation

stkitt
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   Posted 4/5/2013 12:29 PM (GMT -6)   
 
Welcome to HealingWell and know that you have found a group of kind and caring members who are willing to help you.  To be honest we do not get a lot of posts re WPW.
 
Patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW) are at a very slightly increased risk of suffering dangerous disturbances of rhythm and radiofrequency ablation is often the recommended treatment.
 
Radiofrequency ablation (cauterising procedure) is successful in 90-95% of patients in curing WPW.
 
Although uncommon, complications occur in 2-3% of patients undergoing ablation. 

I would kindly suggest if you are concerned re your daughter's symptoms that you contact her cardiologist to see if she would benefit from moving her appointment up from the 19th. 

Prayers for your daughter re her sx as well as the anxiety that comes with worrying about her procedure.

Kindly,

Kitt


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suzp
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   Posted 4/5/2013 2:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello Kitt,
Thank you for your message, I will look into moving her appointment forward.

redsleek
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   Posted 11/2/2013 7:46 PM (GMT -6)   
How is her condition now?

janealice
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   Posted 11/14/2013 8:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I WAS DIAGNOSED WITH WPW IN 1975. I TAKE INDERAL WHICH HAS HELPED ME.

stkitt
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   Posted 11/15/2013 4:19 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Thank you for your input on this topic.  It is good to read of someone having success from medication.  Be well and talk with us anytime.
 
Kitt
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