WPW syndrome

WPW syndrome

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome, see there.

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A. The current preferred therapy for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is catheter ablation. This procedure involves inserting a tube (catheter) into an artery through a small cut near the groin up to the heart area. When the tip reaches the heart, the small area that is causing the fast heart rate is destroyed using a special type of energy called radiofrequency.
Catheter ablation cures this disorder in most patients. The success rate for the procedure ranges between 85 - 95%.

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The combination of WPW syndrome and Rheumatic mitral stenosis is rarely reported in Literature.
Three cases of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, 1 case of sub-aortic stenosis and congenital WPW syndrome have also been recorded.
WPW syndrome is easily identifiable through an electrocardiogram scan.
In WPW syndrome, ventricular depolarization occurs first by an accessory AV tract called the bundle of Kent, followed shortly thereafter by the His-Purkinje system.
Exclusion criteria were the following: WPW syndrome, hyperkalemia, ventricular and nodal heart rhythm, artificial pacemaker, valvular defect, myocardial revascularization surgery (performed during current hospitalization).
WOLFF-Parkinson-White syndrome, or WPW syndrome, is the presence of an extra, abnormal electrical pathway in the heart that leads to periods of very fast heartbeat.
These include Holter monitoring (quantification of extrasystoles and identification of tachy-and bradyarrythmias), cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan (ARVC, HCM, and myocarditis), tissue Doppler (ARVC), sodium channel blocker challenge (Brugada syndrome), and adenosine challenge for pre-excitation (familial risk of WPW syndrome and supraventricular tachycardia).
In 20 % of the patients there is lengthening of the PR interval and between 4 to 26 % there is a WPW syndrome (1, 7).
He was seen by out-of-hours agency doctor Jurgen Kunstmann who carried out an electrocardiograph (ECG) which had first identified the WPW syndrome.
Discussion: WPW syndrome is an example of a pre-excitation condition.
Various forms of WPW syndrome are described (exact WPW syndrome, latent ventricular preexcitation, permanent junctional reciprocating tachycardia) in a presence of aberrant atrioventricular pathways in heart.