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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Electrical Signal Arrives at Ventricles Too Early

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a heart condition characterized by an extra electrical pathway (circuit) in your heart. As a result, the electrical signal may arrive at the ventricles too soon. The condition can lead to episodes of rapid heart rate or tachycardia.

Most Common Tachycardia Disorder in Infants and Children

Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is one of the most common causes of fast heart rate disorders in infants and children.

Electrical Conduction System of the Heart

Contact Information

Cardiovascular Medicine
Division of the CardioVascular Institute
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215
617-667-8800

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