Flashcards in Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome Deck (11)
What is Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW).
Atrial re-entry tachycardia, with an accessory excitatory pathway linking the atrium to the ventricle.
What is the accessory pathway in WPW called.
Bundle of Kent.
What is the cause of WPW.
What are the symptoms of WPW. (3)
What is the physical finding in WPW.
What is seen in the ECG of a patient with WPW. (4)
Short PR interval.
Delta wave (slurred upstroke to QRS).
What is the main complications of WPW.
Rarely patients may progress to ventricular fibrillation.
What is the treatment for WPW. (4)
Calcium channel blockers.
What are the types of WPW. (2)
Type A (positive delta wave in V1).
Type B (negative delta wate in V1).
What do patients with WPW present with.