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What is Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome?

What is Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a heart rhythm disorder (arrhythmia) caused by a conduction ...more »

  • Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: Heart arrhythmia causing increased heart rate.
  • 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)

Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: Introduction

Types of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome:

Broader types of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome:

How many people get Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Prevalance of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: 1-3 per 1,000 people suffer from Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome worldwide, Genetics Home Reference website
Prevalance Rate of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: approx 1 in 1,000 or 0.10% or 272,000 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Prognosis of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: usually benign but can be very serious in some cases
Complications of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: see complications of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome

What causes Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Causes of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: see causes of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome

What are the symptoms of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome?

Symptoms of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: see symptoms of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome

Complications of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: see complications of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome

Onset of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: young age

Can anyone else get Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome?

More information: see contagiousness of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome
Inheritance: see inheritance of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome

Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: Cardiologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome.
Treatments for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: see treatments for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome
Research for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: see research for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome

Organs Affected by Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome:

Organs and body systems related to Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome include:

Name and Aliases of Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome

Main name of condition: Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome

Other names or spellings for Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome:

WPW syndrome, Preexcitation syndrome, Auriculoventricular accessory pathway syndrome, False bundle-branch block syndrome, Anomalous ventricular excitation syndrome, anomalous atrioventricular excitation, false bundle-branch block

WPWS Source - Diseases Database

Anomalous ventricular excitation syndrome, Auriculoventricular accessory pathway syndrome, False bundle-branch block syndrome, Preexcitation syndrome, WPW syndrome
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Wolf-Parkinson-White syndrome:

 

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