Journal of Cholesterol and Heart Disease

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Short Communication - Journal of Cholesterol and Heart Disease (2023) Volume 7, Issue 1

Important notes about Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome.

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is a potentially life-threatening cardiac conduction disorder. Arrhythmias caused by Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome account for 20% of all supraventricular tachycardias occurring in the general population. Clinical manifestations range from asymptomatic to sudden cardiac arrest. The risk of sudden death is ever present in his WPW syndrome and is the driving force behind the evaluation and management of this syndrome. Current diagnostic methods can accurately identify patients with WPW syndrome but lack the sensitivity to predict sudden cardiac death. This article provides an overview of the history of WPW syndrome and its general features, diagnostic criteria, treatments, and implications for care.

Author(s): Lowe Helman

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