Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: Introduction
Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia)
caused by a conduction abnormality in the heart. ...more »
Symptoms of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome
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Treatments for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome
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Home Diagnostic Testing
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Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: Deaths
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Diagnostic Tests for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome
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Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: Complications
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Causes of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome
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Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: Undiagnosed Conditions
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Misdiagnosis and Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome
Heart attacks can be undiagnosed: Although the most severe symptoms of heart attack are hard to miss,
there are varying degrees of severity.
It is altogether too common for people to die from...read more »
Heart attacks can be overdiagnosed: Although many people die from heart attacks, there are also
many cases where people fear that they have a heart attack, but actually have something milder.
Some of the conditions which may...read more »
Rare heart condition often undiagnosed: The rare heart condition called long QT syndrome can lead to episodes of palpitations
and rapid heartbeat....read more »
Undiagnosed stroke leads to misdiagnosed aphasia: BBC News UK reported on a man who
had been institutionalized and treated for mental illness
because he suffered from sudden inability to speak.
This was initially misdiagnosed as a "nervous...read more »
Heart attack can be over-diagnosed: Although heart attack is often undiagnosed,
leading to fatality, it can also be over-diagnosed.
People become concerned that a condition is a heart...read more »
Alzheimer's disease over-diagnosed: The well-known disease of Alzheimer's disease
is often over-diagnosed.
Patients tend to assume that any memory loss or forgetulness...read more »
Dementia may be a drug interaction: A common scenario in aged care is for
a patient to show mental decline to dementia.
Whereas this can, of course, occur due to various medical conditions,
such as a ...read more »
Tremor need not be Parkinson's disease: There is the tendency to believe that
any tremor symptom, or shakiness, means Parkinson's disease.
The reality is that there are various possibilities, such as benign...read more »
Blood pressure cuffs misdiagnose hypertension in children: One known misdiagnosis issue
with hyperension, arises in relation to the simple equipment used to test blood pressure.
The ...read more »
Mild traumatic brain injury often remains undiagnosed: Although the symptoms
of severe brain injury are hard to miss,
it is less clear for milder injuries, or even those causing a mild concussion diagnosis.
The...read more »
MTBI misdiagnosed as balance problem: When a person has symptoms
such as vertigo or dizziness, a diagnosis of brain injury may go overlooked.
This is particularly true of ...read more »
Rare diseases misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease: A rare genetic
disorder is often misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease for men in their 50's.
The disease Fragile X disorder can show only mild symptoms...read more »
Brain pressure condition often misdiagnosed as dementia: A condition
that results from an excessive pressure of CSF within the brain is often misdiagnosed.
It may be misdiagnosed as Parkinson's disease or dementia ...read more »
Post-concussive brain injury often misdiagnosed: A study found that soldiers who had
suffered a concussive injury in battle often were misdiagnosed on their...read more »
Children with migraine often misdiagnosed: A migraine often fails to be
correctly diagnosed in pediatric patients.
These patients are not the typical migraine sufferers, but migraines can also occur in children...read more »
Hypertension misdiagnosis common in children: Hypertension is often
misdiagnosed in adults (see misdiagnosis of hypertension), but its misdiagnosis...read more »
Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency
is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis (see symptoms of multiple...read more »
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Prognosis for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome
Prognosis for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome:
usually benign but can be very serious in some cases
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Clinical Trials for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome
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Article Excerpts about Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome
between the atria and ventricles cause the electrical signal to arrive
at the ventricles too soon and to be transmitted back into the atria.
Very fast heart rates may develop as the electrical signal ricochets
between the atria and ventricles. (Source: excerpt from NHLBI, Arrhythmia: NHLBI)
Definitions of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome:
Association of paroxysmal tachycaria or atrial fibrillation and pre-excitation characterized by a short PR interval and a long QRS interval with a delta wave.
- (Source - Diseases Database)
Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of
Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health
(NIH). This means that Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome, or a subtype of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome,
affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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