n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Aberrant conduction and WPW syndrome : ECG education
|Article Title||Aberrant conduction and WPW syndrome : ECG education|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||CME : Your SA Journal of CPD|
|Author||N.D. Van der Merwe|
|Publication Date||Oct 2004|
|Pages||588 - 589|
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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