Heart and Blood Conditions

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome Treatment

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    • For appointments in Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Federal Way, Olympia, Tri-Cities and Wenatchee, call 206-987-2515.
    • For appointments in Tacoma and Silverdale, call 253-272-1812.
    • For appointments in Alaska, call 907-339-1945.
    • How to schedule

    If this is a medical emergency, call 911.

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  • Locations +

    • Seattle Children's Main Campus: 206-987-2515
    • Bellevue Clinic and Surgery Center: 425-454-4644
    • Everett: 425-304-6080
    • South Clinic in Federal Way: 253-838-5878
    • Olympia: 360-459-5009
    • South Sound Cardiology Clinics: 253-272-1812
    • Tri-Cities (Richland): 509-946-0976
    • Wenatchee: 509-662-9266
    • Pediatric Cardiology of Alaska: 907-339-1945
    • Seattle Children's doctors provide many cardiac services at regional sites throughout the Pacific Northwest. See our complete list of Heart Center locations.

  • Refer a patient +

    • If you are a provider, fax a New Appointment Request Form (NARF) (PDF) (DOC) to 206-985-3121 or 866-985-3121 (toll-free).
    • No pre-referral work-up is required for most conditions. If you have already done testing such as an EKG, Holter monitor or echocardiogram, please fax this information as well as relevant clinic notes and the NARF to 206-985-3121 or 866-985-3121 (toll-free).
    • Your patient will be seen as quickly as possible by the provider who is the best match for managing the current problem.
    • View our complete Heart Center Referral Information (PDF).

Your child may not need any treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome. Often, an irregular heartbeat does not cause any problems. But sometimes it keeps the heart from pumping the right amount of blood to the brain or other organs. This can be dangerous.

So it's important to have WPW syndrome checked by a doctor who can offer treatment, if your child needs it.

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome Treatment Options

Your child may need treatment if they have symptoms or they have a fast heartbeat that happens often or lasts for a while.

Doctors treat WPW syndrome first with medicines to control the heart rate. If medicine does not work well enough, doctors may use radiofrequency ablation. This is a procedure that uses a catheter to destroy the tissue that causes the fast heartbeat.

Read more about the treatment options we offer through our Arrhythmia Program.

Contact Us

Contact the Heart Center at 206-987-2015 for a cardiac referral, a second opinion or more information.