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#1
So...

Today at school, near the end of lunch hour I collapsed. My heart started pounding, I started hyperventilating, became short on breath, my eyesight faded in and out, and my entire body went numb. I was dizzy, so I had to be helped into the school by two friends, and another friend who had a spare said she'd stay with me. I got some water, and something healthy to eat, and tried getting back my breath. A few minutes later, I was completely pale (I have a natural tan, so it's not normal), my heart was still pounding, I was shaking, and I still could barely breathe, so we went to the office. I talked to the school nurse, which was difficult, because my talking was very slurred, and I was studdering a lot. She said it was likely a panic attack.

The school called my mom, and she came to pick me up; we went to the hospital afterwards. At the hospital, it was supposed to be a 3-4 hour wait, but I suppose whatever was going on with me was serious, so they got me in within an hour. By this time, the symptoms were starting to fade, but my talking was still slightly slurred. They ran some tests on me, checked my blood pressure, printed out a heart rate graph, and checked my blood sugar. Everything seemed to be within reason, except the graph. It was slightly irregular, and the doctor told me that it shows that I have a heart "condition" called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.
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The incidence of WPW syndrome is between 0.1 and 3% of the general population.

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While the vast majority of individuals with WPW syndrome remain asymptomatic throughout their entire lives, there is a risk of sudden death associated with the syndrome.

I have to book an appointment with a cardiologist, and they're going to run more tests on me. The doctor said there is a strong chance that I'm going to require a medical procedure (or surgery..although I don't believe that there is any cutting of flesh involved) called a catheter ablation. Catheter ablations do have risks...so..the thought of it really scares me.

Celebrities with WPW include Meat Loaf, who collapsed during a concert due to it, and Marilyn Manson.

Anyways..I just had to vent. If anyone took the time to read that, thanks.
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#3
That really sucks, Hopefully everything turns out well.
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#5
Man...More power to you.

I guess the best thing you can do is live with it.

Look at Meat Loaf. He was awesome.

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Sorry to ehar that, Lib. I hope everything works out well
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you'll be fine. try not to worry your pretty little naturally tanned head about it.
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yeah man, it takes a brave person to go through something like that. hang in there
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Sorry to hear it.
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isnt a catheder when they put a tube in your ........ yeaaaaaaaaa......
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isnt a catheder when they put a tube in your ........ yeaaaaaaaaa......



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So...

Today at school, near the end of lunch hour I collapsed. My heart started pounding, I started hyperventilating, became short on breath, my eyesight faded in and out, and my entire body went numb. I was dizzy, so I had to be helped into the school by two friends, and another friend who had a spare said she'd stay with me. I got some water, and something healthy to eat, and tried getting back my breath. A few minutes later, I was completely pale (I have a natural tan, so it's not normal), my heart was still pounding, I was shaking, and I still could barely breathe, so we went to the office. I talked to the school nurse, which was difficult, because my talking was very slurred, and I was studdering a lot. She said it was likely a panic attack.

The school called my mom, and she came to pick me up; we went to the hospital afterwards. At the hospital, it was supposed to be a 3-4 hour wait, but I suppose whatever was going on with me was serious, so they got me in within an hour. By this time, the symptoms were starting to fade, but my talking was still slightly slurred. They ran some tests on me, checked my blood pressure, printed out a heart rate graph, and checked my blood sugar. Everything seemed to be within reason, except the graph. It was slightly irregular, and the doctor told me that it shows that I have a heart "condition" called Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.


I have to book an appointment with a cardiologist, and they're going to run more tests on me. The doctor said there is a strong chance that I'm going to require a medical procedure (or surgery..although I don't believe that there is any cutting of flesh involved) called a catheter ablation. Catheter ablations do have risks...so..the thought of it really scares me.

Celebrities with WPW include Meat Loaf, who collapsed during a concert due to it, and Marilyn Manson.

Anyways..I just had to vent. If anyone took the time to read that, thanks.


catheters are bigass needles the stick into your heart my mo had one in her when she had cancer.

im srry about ur condition also
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#21
Dude, that really sucks. Hopefully no results come back from your cardiologist, but if they do, best of luck in surgery.
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Not according to this...http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Catheter_ablation

Thanks for the support, guys.

Good luck with this all bro


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#23
Sorry to hear it, man. I hope all goes well with the procedures, I'm sure you'll be strong enough to overcome this challenge and live with it. Enjoy life to the utmost extent. :cheers
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Going to the doctor's instead of asking UG what to do FTW!!

Do hope you get better too.
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Keep going strong mate. Hope it all goes well!

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That's too bad. I hope it works out okay. Anyways you should try to get a handicapped parking sticker
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#30
Dude, I hope everything goes well.

I once turned really green and could barely see or stand up during a basketball practice. Its not near close to what you went thru, but I can imagine how bad it was.

Keep on rocking.
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That would be awesome! Don't think I could convince them though

It's funny..it hasn't really hit me, the reality of it all...I'm sure it'll hit tomorrow morning. The thought of sudden death kinda scares me...just imagine standing there with friends, laughing..but instead of simply collapsing...dying instantly.

You try not to think about it...but it's hard not to.
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#32
That really sucks Lib, I'm sorry to hear that.
I hope everything goes well with you and best of luck managing this condition, if you ever need to talk, I'll chat.
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#34
Sorry to hear about this, Trevor.

At least it's Asymptomatic, so there's no effect on your health. I know there's a chance of sudden death from this as well, but it's so low that you should try to keep your mind off of it as best as you can. Anyways, I hope everything works out as best as possible for you with this.
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My friend's mom was recently diagnosed with that.
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Sorry to hear about this, Trevor.

At least it's Asymptomatic, so there's no effect on your health. I know there's a chance of sudden death from this as well, but it's so low that you should try to keep your mind off of it as best as you can. Anyways, I hope everything works out as best as possible for you with this.

The problem is, Nick, that I'm in the very tiny percentage that actually gets symptoms

I've got my friends to help me through it though So at least I know if it were to happen, I'd go out happy.
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