It is always better for the doctor's caring for your child to answer your questions. They know the circumstances of your child's problem and know what the treatment plan is. Anyway, WPW (Wolf Parkinson White) syndrome is an electrical condition of the heart where there are one or more additional electrical pathways in the heart than the norm. These extra pathways allow electricity to circle back up to the upper heart chambers from the lower heart chambers, causing a rapid heart rate called supraventricular tachycardia (SVT). Depending upon the circumstances of when the SVT starts, how fast it is and how long it lasts, will decide if the patient gets put on medication and whether it will require other treatment in the future. If your child has a cardiologist perhaps you should discuss this further with them.
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