Sidra Medicine saves life of teen with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome
28 Sep 2020 – 18:28
Dr Volkan Tuzcu with an international patient
Doha: An expert team from Sidra Medicine’s Heart Center have saved the life of a boy born with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome. WPW is a condition that causes the heart to beat abnormally fast for periods of time due to an extra electrical connection in the heart.
Abdulla, who is 16 years old, was brought to Sidra Medicine after experiencing a rapid heart rate and shortness of breath. His father said: “Abdulla had been through a few episodes a couple of times while growing up, especially after playing vigorously. He would complain of feeling dizzy and then vomit after which he seemed to feel better. Previously we put it down to him being an active and excitable boy and even though we went to see a doctor back then, nothing