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Having Wolff Parkinson White syndrome and high heart rate while exercising. Treatment? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   How can i help you ?
User :   hi, i have wpw, and recently monitored my heart rate while excersizing heavily and it hit a max of 226bpm, I am fit and 32yo, should i be concerned it is this high?
Doctor :   yes, it is high
User :   but is it dangerous? i felt fine whilst excersizing..
Doctor :   its a expected reading in the syndrome
Doctor :   but the rate has to be below 200 for the perfusion to take place proficiently
User :   what does that mean?
Doctor :   perfusion means the supply of the blood to the organs
User :   could it be damaging to my body if it repeatidly hits 200+ ?
Doctor :   it should be optimal , and it happens only when blood enters and leaves the organ at a slow rate
Doctor :   it should not be over 200 constantly
User :   ok thanks
Doctor :   occasional is ok
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