n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Aberrant conduction and WPW syndrome : ECG education

Volume 22, Issue 10
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Symptomatic ventricular pre-excitation through an accessory pathway is known as the Wolff-Parkinson- White (WPW) syndrome. <br>The usual arrhythmia in WPW syndrome is a narrow QRS atrioventricular re-entry tachycardia, but a rarer, wide QRS (antidromic) tachycardia may also occur. <br>Atrial fibrillation occurring in the setting of WPW may be potentially life-threatening and it is therefore advisable for all patients with this syndrome to be referred to an arrhythmia specialist.

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