Question: Are there different treatments for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome? Joan (Barcelona).
Answer: Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is an abnormality of the electrical conduction of the heart that is diagnosed in people who have a pathological electrocardiogram with preexcitation and repeated tachycardias. The choice of treatment depends on the severity of the symptoms and the patient's preferences. Ablation definitively cures the disease and avoids taking medication for life, although as it is an invasive procedure, a complication rate must always be considered, however low it may be. If the patient has many symptoms or suffers from high-risk arrhythmias, catheter ablation is always the first option.