Publisher: Kenneth Kee
Publication Date: August 30, 2017
Binding: Kobo eBook
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is a congenital heart disorder in which an additional electrical connection in the heart can cause episodes of rapid heart rate (tachycardia)
WPW syndrome is one of the most frequent causes of fast heart rate disorders in infants and children.
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is a heart disorder that induces the heart to beat abnormally fast for periods of time.
It is a relatively frequent disorder, affecting between one and three in every 1,000 people.
Many WPW cases are diagnosed in otherwise healthy adults aged between 20 and 40.
Occasionally the extra electrical pathway will not cause any symptoms and may only be detected when an electrocardiogram (ECG) test is done for another disorder.
It can be frightening for the patient to be told that he or she has a problem with the heart, but WPW syndrome normally is not serious.
Many people will have no symptoms or only feel occasional, mild episodes of their fast heart rate.
WPW syndrome is a congenital abnormal disorder which can result in supra-ventricular tachycardia (SVT) that makes use of an atrioventricular (AV) accessory tract.
The additional pathway may also allow conduction during other supra-ventricular arrhythmias, such as atrial fibrillation or flutter.
With treatment, the disorder can normally be entirely cured.
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is the most frequent of the ventricular pre-excitation syndromes
A person with this syndrome may have:
1. Chest pain or chest tightness
If the patient has WPW syndrome, the patient will feel events where the heart suddenly starts racing, before stopping or slowing down suddenly.
A physical examination done during a tachycardia episode will reveal a heart rate faster than 100 beats per minute.
The normal heart rate is 60 to 100 beats per minute in adults, and under ...