You might ask what the hell is that. Well, its a heart condition where the electrical current doesn’t work properly. Apparently, if you have this condition, you would have been born with it, but it usually doesn’t manifest until you are older. I guess deep down I always knew something was wrong because when I was a child and at school and we would do sports,e.g. running I would feel breathless, but nothing was ever done about it. I was a keen horse woman, and would spend all my days in the stables at my home, it never seemed to bother me doing the chores there. The only one experience I did have was when I was competing at a cross-country event, when I finished I was breathless, but my mother put it down to a hard course.
Even when I was pregnant, the condition wasn’t picked up. It amazes me how the doctors couldn’t see it on the ECG as it clearly shows a short PR interval associated with WPW. Thank goodness for Kings Hospital London, who gave me my diagnosis. They say I will need an ablation to correct it, which is easily done. So maybe in a few years I will grand get this corrected. I believe they go through the groin and find the electoral circuit that is causing the problem, then laser it.
Living with WPW hasn’t really changed my life, in fact I feel better knowing, at least I know whats wrong and if my heart beats more than 150 beats a minute and doesn’t correct itself I know to get myself to the hospital. I am lucky that I don’t take medication, I know a lot of people have too.
If there is anyone reading this that has WPW I would love to talk to you.