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1

What is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW).

Atrial re-entry tachycardia, with an accessory excitatory pathway linking the atrium to the ventricle.

2

What is the accessory pathway in WPW called.

Bundle of Kent.

3

What is the cause of WPW.

Congenital.

4

What are the symptoms of WPW. (3)

Dizziness.
Palpitations.
Collapse.

5

What is the physical finding in WPW.

Tachycardia.

6

What is seen in the ECG of a patient with WPW. (4)

Short PR interval.
Delta wave (slurred upstroke to QRS).
Wide QRS.
Tachycardia.

7

What is the main complications of WPW.

Rarely patients may progress to ventricular fibrillation.

8

What is the treatment for WPW. (4)

DC cardioversion.
Beta blockers.
Calcium channel blockers.
Catheter ablation.

9

What are the types of WPW. (2)

Type A (positive delta wave in V1).
Type B (negative delta wate in V1).

10

What do patients with WPW present with.

Surpavertricular tachycardia.

11

What is the cause of the SVT in WPW. (3)

AVRT.
Pre-excited AF.
Pre-excited atrial flutter.