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Rapid heart rate in Wolf Parkinson White syndrome

Wolf Parkinson White syndrome can present with anything form mild chest discomfort or palpitations to severe cardiopulmonary compromise or cardiac arrest. Occasionally, electrocardiographic evidence of a disease is discovered on routine ECG. The patient may have a rapid heart rate of 250 beats per minute often associated with hypotension. Many patients are not aware of the underlying condition. The physician may misdiagnose the condition as a case of atrial flutter, atrial fibrillation and ventricular fibrillation.

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