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HELIOS Clinic for Heart Surgery Karlsruhe

9.9/10 from 17 Votes

HELIOS Cardiosurgery Clinic Karlsruhe (Klinik fur Herzchirurgie Karlsruhe GmbH) specializes in anesthesiology and surgical treatment of different heart diseases using modern equipment and advanced medical methods. A perfect health condition means a good quality of life.

Treatment of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw) with open cardiac ablation under 3-d mapping
15829
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe
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St. Vincentius Clinic Karlsruhe

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

The St. Vincentius Clinic is the largest multidisciplinary medical institution and academiс hospital of the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg. Treatment and diagnosis of patients is conducted by doctors with a scientific degree. They are introducing the latest progressive techniques.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
1617
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
6157
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
17310
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Karlsruhe

University Hospital Rechts der Isar of the Munich Technical University

10/10 from 70 Votes

The Rechts der Isar Hospital is the University Hospital of the Technical University of Munich. There is intensive cooperation between the research facilities of the TU and the hospital in numbers of areas.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
2230
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
7315
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
20368
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Oldenburg

10/10 from 33 Votes

The University Hospital Oldenburg is the Teaching Hospital of the University of Oldenburg. It offers a wide range of medical services that meet the highest medical standards. The hospital has 832 beds.

Treatment of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw) with open cardiac ablation under 3-d mapping
15879
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Oldenburg

University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

The University Hospital Cologne is included in the Focus magazine rating of top German hospitals 2017 and offers patients first-class medical care meeting the latest medical advancements.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
1535
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
5789
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
16135
Treatment of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw) with open cardiac ablation under 3-d mapping
16028
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Academic Hospital Sachsenhausen at the Goethe University Frankfurt was founded in 1985 by the world-famous professor Dr. Carl von Noorden and Dr. Edouard Lampe. At that time it was Germany's first medical institution specializing in the treatment of diabetes.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
1523
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
5936
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
16086
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

HELIOS Clinic Krefeld

9.7/10 from 38 Votes

Founded in 2014, the HELIOS Clinic Krefeld is one of the most modern medical facilities in Germany today. A team of highly qualified specialists, innovative medical equipment and comfortable accommodation conditions – the clinic has everything to make the treatment run smoothly and efficiently.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
1637
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
6197
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
17118
Treatment of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw) with open cardiac ablation under 3-d mapping
17099
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Krefeld

Academic Hospital Neuperlach Munich

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

The Neuperlach Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
1614
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
6224
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
17182
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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University Hospital Muenster

9.8/10 from 78 Votes

The University Hospital Muenster is one of the most respected multi-field medical centers in Germany. It consists of more than 30 departments and numerous research institutes and centers. Every year over 58,000 inpatients are treated here and nearly 475,000 patients receive medical care on the outpatient basis.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
2054
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
6497
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
18177
Treatment of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw) with open cardiac ablation under 3-d mapping
18427
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Muenster

University Hospital Frankfurt am Main

10/10 from 97 Votes

The University Hospital Frankfurt is part of the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. The hospital was founded in 1914 and today it is a famous German medical institution with rich traditions. The hospital treats about 49,000 inpatients and 220,000 outpatients every year.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
1601
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
6474
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
17987
Treatment of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw) with open cardiac ablation under 3-d mapping
18452
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main
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Vivantes Humboldt Hospital Berlin

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

An academic clinic of the university medical complex Charité, the Vivantes Humboldt Hospital is one of the largest specialized medical institutions in Berlin.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
2174
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
7157
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
21108
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Academic Hospital Asklepios Barmbek Hamburg

9.5/10 from 23 Votes

As an Academic Hospital of the University of Hamburg, the Asklepios Barmbek Hospital offers a wide range of medical services in the field of conservative and surgical treatment. The hospital was opened in 2005 and today it is one of the best and modern medical centers in Europe.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
2046
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
6524
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
18226
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hamburg

Academic Hospital Bogenhausen Munich

9.2/10 from 43 Votes

With more than 36,000 patients annually and 1,000 beds, the Academic Hospital Bogenhausen is one of the largest clinics in Munich.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
1684
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
6569
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
18374
Treatment of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw) with open cardiac ablation under 3-d mapping
18491
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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PAN Clinic Cologne

9/10 from 14 Votes

The PAN Clinic has gained universal recognition due to highly professional doctors and their responsive and careful approach to the treatment.  A team of experienced doctors specialized in 25 medical focuses takes care of the patients' health.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
2017
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne
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Academic Hospital Schwabing Munich

8.5/10 from 7 Votes

The Schwabing Clinic is a modern medical facility with a high level of service. The clinic has high-tech modern equipment, making it one of the best hospitals not only in Germany but also in Europe. There are comfortable single and double rooms with shower and toilet, TV, telephone and radio.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
1626
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
6306
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
17473
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich
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Vivantes Neukölln Hospital Berlin

10/10 from 23 Votes

The Vivantes Neukölln Hospital is the maximum care hospital and one of the largest healthcare facilities in Berlin.   There are more than 20 specialized departments and centers, including pediatric departments. In total, the hospital has 1,200 beds.

Wolff–Parkinson–White Syndrome (wpw) diagnosis
2193
Electroconvulsive therapy (ect) in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
7262
Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)
20428
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

About the disease

Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome is the heart disease, during which the heart experiences the electrical disorder. It is more commonly known as the syndrome of WPW. Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome is a rare disease with only 0.2-0.3% of population being born with it. It means that out of 100 000 people there are at least 3 of them with the mysterious WPW. To understand better what the Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome actually means, the person needs to know that human heart has upper and lower chambers. To be more specific, there are 2 upper chambers and 2 lower ones. If there is an additional electrical pathway between these two chambers, the person experiences a very rapid heartbeat, which can also be called tachicardia. During the tachicardia, the heart has more than 200-250 beats per minute which is abnormal. Usually the person with heart rhythm has the average of 120 beats per minute. Although people are born with Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, they do not experience its side effects until they are at least 11. Sometimes this syndrome goes by unnoticed until the person is 50. During his lifetime he can feel the rapid pulse or have early forms of anemia, but overall the disease does not bother him. the good news is that nobody dies from Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome, so it`s not a terminal disease and it can be cured. Nevertheless, it can cause other heart diseases, so it`s important to undergo the usual Wolff parkinson white syndrome treatment.

Symptoms

As it was mentioned above, the rapid heartbeat is the most common wolff parkinson white syndrome symptom, although there are other side effects of wolff parkinson white syndrome. They include:

  • The feeling of heaviness in the heart
  • Anxiety attacks over nothing
  • Dizziness in the head
  • Nausea

Other WPW symptoms are as follows:

  • Strange pain in the chest
  • Tightness around the heart
  • The breathing becomes more slow and rugged and the person feels like he is in the mountains

The acceleration of the heartbeat can occur in any minute given, but there are some cases when wolff parkinson white syndrome shows itself the most. The person may feel sudden loud heart beats, that can even be echoed in the ears after some minor exercise or after he had a cup of coffee. such seizures may also happen during the smoking or during walking. Sometimes the person wakes up during the night because of the heartbeat and very often he feels anxiety, because he can not simply understand why his heartbeat speeds up all the time. At that stage of wolff parkinson white syndrome most people usually go to the psychologist, thinking that the rapid heartbeat is the reaction of their organism on some stressful situations in their personal or professional life. The biggest mistake is that most people forget to notice that the heart is the only indicator of their anxiety and they neglect the visit to cardiologist. It may be very dangerous in the bigger run.

Another problem is that WPW has the same symptoms as another heart disease - the atrial fibrillation. Usually only the experienced cardiologist can differentiate these two diseases for sure. The atrial fibrillation has more serious consequences than wolff parkinson white syndrome, which most often may be absolutely harmless. The only real complication is that people with syndrome of Wolff–Parkinson–White can not become sportsmen or engage in any high-intensity sport activity.

Diagnosis

The first thing the doctor does is thorough examination of the medical history to see if the patient has any tendency for the heart diseases. After that the patient undergoes the usual blood test. Sometimes there is a special hormone in the blood that accelerates the heartbeat and this is the reason for tachicardia. In that case the patient is prescribed with some hormonal medicines. If the reason is different, he undergoes the X-ray of the chest. This type of X-Ray is necessary to be done if the heart is somewhat enlargened. If it so, its volume causes the tension and pain in the chest. If the enlargened heart is still not the case, the patient receives the electrocardiogram diagnosis. An electrocardiogram can record all kinds of electrical signals that the heart receives and sends. If there is even a slight alteration in the usual exchange of electrical signals, this is a final indicator of Wolff–Parkinson`s syndrome.

Treatment

If the person does not have any symptoms and has been diagnosed with WP accidentally during the usual check-up, he does not really need any wolff parkinson white syndrome treatment. If the accelerated heartbeat does not stop, the treatment of wolff parkinson white syndrome includes the following options:

  • Heart injections. Injections in the heart are also called anti-arrhythmic medication.
  • Closed catheter ablation, when the catheter is practically threaded through the tissues to the heart, During the catheter ablation the person`s extra electrical pathways that were the main reason for the WPW are heated and therefore destroyed. This is the most effective treatment for WPW syndrome with almost 90% of patients recovering after the procedure. There is also option of the open invasive catheter ablation, which is performed during open heart surgery. It also shows good results.
  • Cardioversion. Although cardioversion may seem as an extreme measure, it brings very positive results. During the cardioversion the doctor shocks the patient`s heart with special electrodes and makes the heart rhythm normal again. Cardioversion may be used if the drugs that normalize the heart rhythm do not work anymore. It happens because the heart gets used to them and stops to respond as it used before. Moreover, the drugs may wear down the heart a bit, so it`s more advisable to undergo the cardioversion to have the normal heartbeat for long years after the procedure. 
  • Vagal manoeuvres is a type of physical therapy when the person closes his nose and exhales with his mouth. After that he tries not to breathe as long as possible and then makes a long inhale. usually patients with Wolff-Parkinson are advised to undertake lessons of yofa and pilates to normalize their heartbeat and to bring the harmony into their body. Some also go to the seaside because it is believed that the sea air improves the respiratory system of the person, thus preventing any strokes and unwanted dizziness. In fact swimming, which is considered to be a not high-intensity sport, may be a good solution for people who have WPW, but still want to work out regularly without heart complication.  
  • Electroconvulsive therapy is a procedure, during which electric currents are being passed through the brain to trigger a seizure to change the electrical activity of the heart.



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