Daughter’s condition has mum on edge
WHAT IS Wolff-Parkinson- White Syndrome? Have you ever heard of it?
Daveda Chase, of Boarded Hall, Cane Garden, St Andrew, knows exactly what it is because, for the past five years, she has been living in fear that the syndrome may one day take her daughter’s life.
Her daughter, Naomi Sunia Kim Alleyne, was born with the syndrome, which Chase said causes the little girl to have supraventricular tachycardia – basically an elevated heart rate. She said, at its worst, she has recorded up to 299 beats per minute in her daughter when around 160 is considered the upper reaches in a child her age.
To make matters worse, Naomi also suffers with eczema, sinusitis and asthma, and it is this combination which may prove fatal should she suffer an asthma attack which in turn triggers her tachycardia. (CA)
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