Runner with WPW

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Hi all,Im a 51 year old male and was diagnosed with wpw over 35 years ago when aged 16! I have been a active runner all that time. I suffer with about 5 to 6 episodes of SVT per year often triggered by physical activity.I have read that it can occasionaly be life threatening(didnt realise this before).Also I get ectopic heart beats which compound the situation.Is anyone else here a runnner or into physical exercise with WPW? Look forward to hearing from you! 

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    Hi, i'm 30 years old I was an athlete that competed internationally up until age 24. I was diagnosed with WPW last year and had surgery immediately. The reason why I had the surgery was to have one less thing to worry about , health wise,when I'm older. Has anyone recommended that you have an ablation?.

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      Hi,No no one has suggested a ablation ,maybe because the SVT is rare.Are you a distance runner?
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      Wpw is super rare. I've heard of Svt happening for different reasons. I do not run long distances. Not sure how that answer can help u.

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    Hi again! To be honest I can go a long time without SVT attacks and then they tend to cluster. It can make me anxiuose which ironically can bring on a attack. Im going to keep running unless it becomes a real problem.What is your event? Paul.
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      I had one svt that I remember. I never had an "event" , standard physical and I asked about heart burn. After that an EKG showed the deformity. I'm surprised ur not getting an ablation.

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