Top 10 Trends in Medicine, August 2014

August 26, 2014

#10 Clinical Trend: Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is defined as a congenital abnormality involving the presence of abnormal conductive cardiac tissue between the atria and the ventricles in association with supraventricular tachycardia. It involves preexcitation, which occurs because of conduction of an atrial impulse not by means of the normal conduction system, but via an extra atrioventricular (AV) muscular connection, termed an accessory pathway (AP), that bypasses the AV node.

For more in-depth clinical information, see Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.

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