Cardiology:
Wolff–parkinson–white syndrome (wpw) — Closed ablation (laser, rf or catheter). Treatment abroad

WPW syndrome is an inherent feature of the heart conduction system upon which the ventricles are excited ahead. The incidence rate of this anomaly is 0.1 to 3 per 1000 persons. It is diagnosed in men 1.5 times more frequently. To select an adequate treatment method, the patients need to consult a cardiologist-arrhythmologist.

Causes

Patients with WPW syndrome, between the atria and ventricles, have additional conductive fibers, in addition to the main ones, which cause premature pulse propagation. These fibers are called the "Kent bundle." Because of the detours in the heart conduction system, the circular excitation waves are formed, provoking the development of arrhythmias.

Clinical Picture

Patients complain of recurrent bouts of palpitations, arising spontaneously or in the background of increased stress. The frequency of bouts may vary widely, from daily to very rare (occurring 1 to 2 times a year). Often the condition is accompanied by shortness of breath, dizziness, and loss of consciousness.

Increased heart rate to 200-240 beats per minute threatens the ventricle fibrillation (chaotic reduction).

Diagnostics

The disease is diagnosed on the basis of complaints and research findings:

  • 12-lead ECG,
  • 24h ECG monitoring,
  • echocardiography.

When the picture remains unclear, a transesophageal stimulation is conducted. During the procedure, the electrode generating pulses with a certain frequency is fixed in the patient’s esophagus. Depending on the way the heart responds to external stimuli, the availability of additional pathways is detected.

The diagnosis of WPW syndrome is established only when the patient suffers from arrhythmia. Otherwise, the physicians speak about electrocardiographic WPW phenomenon, which does not require treatment.

Treatment Methods

The most effective treatment method is radiofrequency ablation. Through a special catheter, the surgeon affects the Kent bundle with electric shock, resulting in a blockade of pathological impulses. The procedure is performed under local anesthesia and features a small traumatism to tissues.

If the surgery is not possible, the patients are recommend to take antiarrhythmics. In the event of atrial fibrillation attacks, the physicians resort to electrical cardioversion (i.e. influence the heart with a powerful electric discharge).

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University Hospital Cologne

9.8/10 from 82 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, Pneumology and Intensive Care Medicine of the University Hospital Cologne is part of the Heart Center Cologne. The Department offers its patients treatment at the highest level with the use of all innovations for treating coronary artery stenosis, arrhythmias and hypertension.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Cologne

Price 15271.00

University Hospital rechts der Isar der TU München

8.3/10 from 70 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

A team of experts from the Department of Internal Medicine at the university hospital Klinikum rechts der Isar treats patients with cardiovascular diseases.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 15551.00

University Hospital Frankfurt

9.5/10 from 97 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

Department of Cardiology is a part of one of the most prestigious German hospitals – the University Hospital Frankfurt. The doctors of the Department are not only perfectly trained, but they also pay attention to upskilling and take an active part in medical researches.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Frankfurt am Main

Price 17890.00

Charite University Hospital Berlin

9/10 from 95 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The Department of Cardiology and Angioly at the University Hospital Charite Berlin treats patients with cardiac and angiological diseases. It is located at the Charite Mitte Campus.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 22123.00

RWTH University Hospital Aachen

8.7/10 from 41 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The focuses of the Medical Department I are Cardiology, Pneumology, Angiology and Internal Intensive Medicine. In cooperation with the medical departments II and IV, there is treated the entire spectrum of internal diseases at the highest level.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Aachen

Price 14336.00

University Hospital Heidelberg

9/10 from 57 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The Department of Cardiology, Angiology, and Pneumology at the Heidelberg University Hospital with the staff of over 500 members is the largest department of the Heidelberg University Hospital. The Department constanly expands the specialization of its clinical and scientific activities.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
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location_searchingCity: Heidelberg

Price 17753.00

Alfried Krupp Hospital in Essen-Ruettenscheid

9.9/10 from 42 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The main treatment areas of the Department of Internal Medicine I, headed by Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Budde, are invasive and non-invasive cardiac diagnostics and therapy of all cardiac diseases.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 12891.00

Hannover Medical School, MHH

9.8/10 from 43 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The main focus of the cardiology and angiology clinic is clinical treatment, as well as experimental and clinical studies of acute myocardial infarction, chronic heart failure, arteriosclerosis and heart rhythm abnormalities.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Hannover

Price 15140.00

Städtisches Klinikum Neuperlach

9.8/10 from 11 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The department of cardiology, pneumology and internal intensive care treats cardiovascular disease and lung diseases. seriously ill patients are treated in intensive care units. The medical emphases of cardiology are the treatment of valvular heart disease, arrhythmias and myocardial insufficiency or heart failure.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Munich

Price 14005.00

Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied

9.8/10 from 23 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The Department of Invasive Cardiology / Rhythmology at the Marienhaus Klinikum St. Elisabeth Neuwied deals with the treatment all diseases of the cardiovascular system. Cardiology covers the full range of diagnosis and non-surgical treatment of heart diseases.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Neuwied

Price 14235.00

Waldbrol District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The Department of Cardiology (Medical Department I) at the District Hospital of Waldbröl offers the entire spectrum of cardiologic services at the latest scientific level. One of the main focuses is diagnosis and treatment of coronary arteries (over 3,000 examinations a year).


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Waldbrоl

Price 12611.00

Schlosspark-Klinik

9.7/10 from 23 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The Department of Internal Medicine I at the Schlosspark-Klinik provides the whole range of services in the field of modern diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the internal organs.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Berlin

Price 15252.00

University Hospital Halle (Saale)

9.6/10 from 78 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The Department of Internal Medicine III at the University Hospital of Halle (Saale) offers the entire range of medical services of the modern cardiology and angiology, including interventional cardiology (e. g.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Halle

Price 15331.00

Essen University Hospital

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The goal of the Department of Cardiology at the Essen University Hospital is to provide the best patient medical care. The Department offers a wide range of diagnostic and therapeutic services for an optimal treatment of the entire spectrum of cardiovascular diseases.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Essen

Price 15282.00

Gummersbach District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg

9.6/10 from 23 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The Department of Internal Medicine I at the Klinikum Oberberg in Gummersbach provides treatment to patients with all diseases from the field of internal medicine apart from drug treatment of malignancies (cancer) and blood disorders (hematology / Department of Internal Medicine II).


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Gummersbach

Price 12690.00

University Hospital Dusseldorf

9.5/10 from 71 Votes

Laser, Rf or catheter ablation to treat of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (wpw)

The Department of Cardiology, Pneumology and Angiology at the University Hospital Dusseldorf  provides treatment for the whole range of diseases in the field of cardiovascular medicine.


Duration 3 days
Type of Treatment: Inpatient
location_onCountry: Germany
location_searchingCity: Duesseldorf

Price 18014.00