WPW Syndrome

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  • Accessory Atrioventricular Pathways
  • Preexcitation Syndrome
  • WPW Syndrome

Disorder Subdivisions

  • None

General Conversation
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) disorder is a rare hereditary heart condition involving abnormalities in the electric system of the heart. In individuals with WPW disorder, an uncommon alternate electrical pathway (accessory pathway), exists in between the room and the ventricle, resulting in unusual heart beat rhythms (arrhythmias) and faster than typical heart beats (tachycardia).

The normal heart has 4 chambers. Both upper chambers are the atria as well as the two reduced chambers are the ventricles. Within the right atrium of a healthy heart is an organic pacemaker that starts as well as manages the heart beat. The electric stimulation takes a trip from the pacemaker (sinoatrial or SA node) to the ventricles along a specific pathway containing conducting tissue and referred to as the AV (atrioventricular) node. The added electrical path in individuals with WPW disorder bypasses the regular option and also creates the ventricles to beat earlier than normal (preexcitation) and can enable electric instincts to be conducted in both directions (i.e., from the atria to the ventricles and from the ventricles to the room).

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