Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome care at Mayo Clinic

Your Mayo Clinic care team

Mayo Clinic's WPW syndrome team includes doctors trained in heart diseases (cardiologists), heart rhythm disorders (electrophysiologists), cardiovascular surgery and other areas who work together to provide exactly the care you need. Specialists in the Heart Rhythm Clinic and Electrophysiology Laboratory are frequently involved in care.

Doctors trained in treating children with heart conditions (pediatric cardiologists) at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota have experience evaluating and treating children with WPW syndrome and other heart conditions. Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota also offers care for children with WPW syndrome and other heart conditions in the Mayo Eugenio Litta Children's Hospital.

Individualized approach

Having all of this specialized expertise in one place, focused on you, means you get more than one opinion. The team discusses your care and highly specialized experts work together to determine what's best for you or your child. This collaborative approach means doctors can often evaluate you and develop a treatment plan within two or three days.

Advanced diagnosis and treatment

Specialists in the Electrophysiology Laboratory use advanced 3D mapping and imaging systems to diagnose and treat arrhythmias. Testing is performed in state-of-the-art procedure rooms with advanced analysis and recording equipment.

With the latest research and laboratory facilities, Mayo Clinic experts are constantly seeking new medical knowledge and technologies to treat heart rhythm disorders.

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Our patients tell us that the quality of their interactions, our attention to detail and the efficiency of their visits mean health care like they've never experienced. See the stories of satisfied Mayo Clinic patients.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic doctors evaluate and treat more than 350 people with WPW syndrome each year. As a leading center for cardiac medicine, Mayo Clinic has specialists with the skills and experience to diagnose and treat this rare condition in people of all ages.
  • Teamwork. Mayo Clinic cardiologists, cardiac surgeons and others work together to diagnose and treat adults and children with WPW syndrome. Pediatric cardiologists at Mayo Clinic's campus in Minnesota may be involved in diagnosing and treating children with WPW syndrome. Specialists in the Heart Rhythm Clinic and Electrophysiology Laboratory are frequently involved in care.
  • The latest techniques and technology. Mayo Clinic doctors use advanced cardiac catheterization techniques to treat WPW syndrome. Mayo Clinic pioneered the use of catheter-based therapies to repair congenital heart defects in children and adults.

Mayo Clinic campuses are nationally recognized for expertise in cardiology and cardiovascular surgery:

  • Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.
  • Mayo Clinic Children's Center in Rochester is ranked the No. 1 hospital in Minnesota, and the five-state region of Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin, according to U.S. News & World Report's 2021-2022 "Best Children's Hospitals" rankings.
  • Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Ariz., is ranked among the Best Hospitals for heart and heart surgery by U.S. News & World Report.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

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Feb. 12, 2020