Genetic Counseling

The familial form of WPW is inherited as an autosomal disorder. This means 50% of the offspring will inherit the mutant gene and thus be at risk of developing the disease. As it is autosomal dominant, there is vertical transmission of the gene with each generation expected to have individuals affected with the disease. The mutant gene will affect males and females equally, and based on experience with families so far, one can expect the penetrance to be in the 70-80% range. Onset of the disease is age dependent and increases with age, but onset can occur very early or very late. Once a proband has been identified in a family, it is important to screen all family members with at least a 12-lead electrocardiogram. Individuals in a family with segregation of the disease who are symptomatic with a normal electrocardiogram should have EP studies with provocation to exclude an accessory pathway.

Getting Started With Dumbbells

Getting Started With Dumbbells

The use of dumbbells gives you a much more comprehensive strengthening effect because the workout engages your stabilizer muscles, in addition to the muscle you may be pin-pointing. Without all of the belts and artificial stabilizers of a machine, you also engage your core muscles, which are your body's natural stabilizers.

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