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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There are only a few studies of WPW syndrome occurring in association with TS, with and without rhabdomyoma.
Optimal outcomes can be obtained from one-stage operation in patients with Type B WPW syndrome. Severe LVOTO during surgery might be related to improper operation of the atrialized right ventricle.
Maternal mortality due to Ebstein anomaly is considered to be less than 1% in asymptomatic patients but may be as high as 5-15%, if aggravated by conditions like supraventricular arrhythmia, WPW syndrome or atrial fibrillation (4).
The combination of WPW syndrome and Rheumatic mitral stenosis is rarely reported in Literature.
Pulmonary stenosis was the most common obstructive lesion making 3.1% of the CHD followed by Aortic stenosis 1.89% and Coarctation of aorta 1%.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).
Patients with WPW syndrome may usually present palpitation, syncope, and sudden death.
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.