- Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
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- In Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPW), an additional electrical pathway between the upper and lower chambers of your heart causes a rapid heartbeat. The condition at birth is quite rare.
Rapid heartbeat episodes are usually not life threatening, but serious heart problems can occur. Treatment can stop or prevent rapid heartbeat episodes. A catheter-based procedure (ablation) can permanently rule out cardiac arrhythmias.
Most people with an additional electrical pathway do not have a fast heartbeat. This condition, called the Wolff-Parkinson-White model, is accidentally discovered during a heart exam. Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome Treatment in Nizamabad
Anyone, including babies, can experience symptoms of WPW syndrome that are due to changes in heart rhythm.
Common symptoms of WPW syndrome are:
- A fast, pulsating, or pounding heartbeat (palpitations)
- Dizziness or lightheadedness
- shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Difficulty breathing
The additional electrical pathway that causes a rapid heartbeat is present at birth. An abnormal gene is the cause in a small percentage of people with WPW. The syndrome is also linked to some forms of congenital heart disease, such as the Ebstein anomaly. Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome Treatment in Nizamabad
Otherwise, little is known about why the additional path evolves.