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Old 09-21-2012, 03:34 PM   #16
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Sorry I don't have any helpful information for you, but as a mom I just wanted to send you all the best for a speedy and quick recovery of your son.
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Old 09-21-2012, 03:48 PM   #17
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Faith my friend..... You have more people that care about you here than I can count. And I know we will all be praying and sending whatever happy and positive thoughts we have.

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Old 09-21-2012, 04:21 PM   #18
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Oh kimmar...... I haven't heard of this but know I am definitely keeping you and your DS in my prayers.

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Old 09-21-2012, 04:39 PM   #19
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kimmar, I have seen several children with this disorder.

The fact that it was detected and will be treated with the ablation indicates an excellent prognosis. The risk of the sudden death is for the ones that are undetected, which does not apply to your son, so I hope that makes you feel better.

One more thing - he should not take any stimulant medications, like Ritalin or Adderall.
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Old 09-21-2012, 04:55 PM   #20
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I'm sorry...I don't know anything about it but I did want to send you a
My thoughts are with you and your DS.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:09 PM   #21
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Oh Kimmar.

Other than hugs for you and your family, and prayers (lots of it).....I got nothing on WPW.

I hope it all goes well for DS and that you look after yourself during this period as well.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:16 PM   #22
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My brother has/had this, had the ablation about 10 years ago (he was around 36). He is fine, still works, plays soccer on a Men's league, very healthy - has had no problems.

He was having problems with his heart racing, that is when they found out he had it and did the ablation.

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Old 09-21-2012, 05:39 PM   #23
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I am praying Kim, your son is going to be fine.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:48 PM   #24
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....well, it turns out that he was having a physical to try to make the NYPD and FAILED! If you know my DS and have seen him, he's pretty much a perfect specimen of health [115 over 72 PB, 150's cholesterol range, less than 1% body fat, low sodium, low sugar, low carbs diet, not too much red meat, no smoking, works out every day] but he failed because they heard an abnormality in the heart (an arythmia) so he had to go to a specialist, get and EKG, a stress test (he only turned 24 in July), so it was actually a blessing in disguise tht he failed the physical....
So glad doctors were able to find it in time to take action. Sending good thoughts and virtual hugs your way.
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Old 09-21-2012, 05:58 PM   #25
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...it is mostly diagnosed in late teens/early 20's....did your cousin have the ablation done? How was the re-coop?



...sooo, was he discharged? Is he unable to work? My DS thinks that once he gets this procedure done, he will be able to continue his application with the NYPD....
I called my mom to see if she had more details but she couldn't remember and said she would have to get back to me. I will pass on whatever information she gets for me.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:06 PM   #26
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This is easy to say because he isn't my son but the ablation is a safe and effective procedure. Best of luck to him and I will send good thoughts for peace of mind for you.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:13 PM   #27
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My brother-in-law's wife had this as did their son (my nephew). The issue was discovered with the mother first, and then a couple of years later, they discovered my nephew had the same thing. Neither of them had problems--she was around 50 when her's was taken care of, he was about 22 I think. He's currently a nurse, lifts weights in his free time, she has a desk job........We're across the country from them, but from the info that we received from them at the time, it was much easier and faster than they expected. Good luck!
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:18 PM   #28
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Our 15 year old son has WPW. He got up for school one day and passed out. Came to, and passed out again. We took him to the ER, where his pulse was around 240. He had the ablation procedure in July. Basically, WPW means that they have an additional electrical pathway in the heart. The ablation is a procedure to burn off the extra part. In my son's case, they could not burn it off because of its location, and instead had to freeze it. With freezing, there is a greater chance that it will come back, but so far we have been lucky.
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Old 09-21-2012, 06:53 PM   #29
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My dh had WPW- diagnosed as a small child in the early 70's. At age 22 he had open heart surgery to correct it (the ablation was new and not a sure thing). A few years ago (as an adult) his older brother was diagnosed with it and he had the ablation with no problems. My dh's twin brother's wife (I swear I am NOT making this up) was diagnosed about 15 years ago as well but her ablation was not successful and she takes medication still (but has had 3 children since then without complication!) At one point my dh's cardiologist wanted to write a paper about the cardiac history in my husband's family but I don't think he ever did.
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Old 09-21-2012, 07:51 PM   #30
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I had episodes my whole life where my heart beat would speed up for a few seconds. I was in my 30s before I insisted that a doctor tell me why. Ended up being WPW. Tried to ablate, but like someone else stated, the pathway was not in a good location for that. I did learn that mine is fairly tame and I only notice it every couple of months for a few seconds. I avoid caffeine and cold medicine. It hasn't been a huge deal and I know if it ever gets worse I can try medication or another ablation. Good luck to you!
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