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Is WPW syndrome considered to be a type of heart disease ?

Is WPW syndrome considered to be a type of heart disease? I have this medication that says don t take if you have heart disease. I have wpw syndrome, which is a sort of irregular heartbeat, nothing serious. Can i take the medication? Thank you for your answers... I know what wpw syndrome is, after all i m the one that has it. The question is, Is it a type of heart disease or not? If you re answer is to consult a doctor, then don t answer. I want to know if it s considered to be a type of heart disease. yes or no. Thank you very much.
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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Yes it is. It is listed under the heart disease health center in webmd.com and in the glossary of terms for heart disease. Click these links for proof. http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/Wolff-Parkinson-White-Syndrome and the next link is: http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/guide/heart-disease-glossary-terms No, you can't take the medication wihout consulting your physician. (don't know name of med, so you need to consult physician about that or pharmacist)
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