Figure 1: ECG Strip
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome is a pre-excitation syndrome caused by "early activation of the ventricles due to impulses bypassing the AV node via an accessory pathway."
Table 1: ECG Characteristics
- WPW syndrome can first appear any time from childhood to middle age, and presentation of symptoms varies by patient age.
- Symptoms of WPW syndrome range in severity from moderate chest discomfort or palpitations to severe cardiopulmonary compromise and cardiac arrest.
- Treatments of WPW syndrome include radiofrequency ablation of the accessory pathway, antiarrhythmic drugs, and AV nodal blocking drugs.
Figure 2: ECM Analysis, Record 230
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