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If your dog is suffering from ventricular pre-excitation but does not have tachycardia, no treatment is needed. However, those with WPW syndrome will require conversion by dirrect shock (the most effective treatment) or by ocular or carotid sinus pressure, or drugs.
Catheter ablation with radiofrequency current is a relatively recent technique that allows accessory pathways to be destroyed or ablated by a transvenous catheter positioned at the site of the pathway in the heart. It may be recommended due to the alternative: a lifelong therapy of drugs.
The prognosis depends on the severity of the underlying cause. Most pets with WPW syndrome, however, respond well to therapy for supraventricular tachycardia.
A cavity within a bone; may also indicate a flow or channel
Fainting; the respiratory and circulatory systems are suspended for a time
An in-depth examination of the properties of urine; used to determine the presence or absence of illness
A lump of tissue inside the right atrium; it helps to regulate the beat of the heart
A medical condition in which the patient has an abnormally fast heartbeat
The prediction of a disease’s outcome in advance
A condition in which growth and development are not up to normal standards
A wave that is transmitted through nerves and nervous tissue
Anything having to do with the eye
The superior chamber in an animal's heart.