Clinical features of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is the most common form of ventricular preexcitation. Understanding this syndrome is fundamental for anyone interested in learning about arrhythmias. This review addresses (1) the historic sequence of events that led to the understanding of this syndrome; (2) the pathologic, embryologic, and electrophysiologic properties of accessory pathways; (3) the epidemiology and genetics of this syndrome; (4) the clinical diagnosis of this syndrome, with special emphasis on the arrhythmias that patients with ventricular preexcitation are predisposed to; and (5) the therapy for patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Al-Khatib, SM; Pritchett, EL

Published Date

  • September 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 138 / 3 Pt 1

Start / End Page

  • 403 - 413

PubMed ID

  • 10467188

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-8703

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/s0002-8703(99)70140-7


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States