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Heart: Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

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Contributor(s):

Dan Ohad

Mark Oyama

Synonym(s): Ventricular pre-excitation


Introduction

  • Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome or ventricular pre-excitation is a cardiac arrhythmia Heart: dysrhythmia, caused by an accessory pathway connecting the atrial and ventricular tissues. 
  • This extra conduction pathway allows electrical impulses from the atria to bypass the atrioventricular node and reach the ventricles. 
  • As a result of this bypass tract, tachyarrhythmia can occur, which leads to the WPW clinical syndrome of exercise intolerance, fainting, and myocardial failure.

Pathophysiology

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ECG characteristics

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Clinical impact

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