Scott Fleming

Living with Wolff Parkinson White syndrome I was 27 when I collapsed whilst playing Sunday league football. Little did I know I had been living my life with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW). I survived this collapse and resulting coma and awoke to find the doctors still never knew what was wrong with me. After a few […]

Stacy

Living with Wolff Parkinson White syndrome Hi, my name is Stacy and I am 19 years old. I was a very healthy child and was always very active and played netball every week. I remember having moments throughout my childhood where I would feel very odd and feel lightheaded and spaced out but we thought […]

Ablation

Read the Ablation Special Issue┬ámyheart newsletter An ablation (sometimes called a catheter ablation) is a procedure that is used to correct a faulty electrical pathway within the heart, which is causing or could potentially cause an abnormally fast heartbeat (called a tachycardia or tachyarrhythmia, in medical terms). This can therefore be the treatment if you […]

Coronary angiography and electrophysiological study (EPS)

Your doctor may suggest that you have tests such as coronary angiography or an electrophysiological study (EPS). Both these tests are performed in an X-ray laboratory that allows the body and any medical tools (such as cardiac catheter tubes or pacing wires) to be seen using an X-ray camera. You will be asked to lie […]

Provocation tests (ajmaline, flecainide, adrenaline and adenosine tests)

You may be asked to have this test if your doctor suspects Brugada syndrome. While you are having an ECG test you will be given an injection of ajmaline or flecainide (antiarrhythmic drugs). The test may show changes on the ECG that are typical of one of the channelopathies. A fine plastic tube is inserted […]