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Wolff Parkinson White [WPW] Syndrome in Women. East Tennessee State University Emily Clark Research in Allied Health. What is WPW?. It was discovered in 1930 by Dr. Harold Wolff, Dr. Paul Dudley, & Sir John Parkinson. Hence the name Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome.

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Wolff parkinson white wpw syndrome in women

Wolff Parkinson White [WPW]Syndrome in Women

East Tennessee State University

Emily Clark

Research in Allied Health


What is wpw

What is WPW?

  • It was discovered in 1930 by Dr. Harold Wolff, Dr. Paul Dudley, & Sir John Parkinson. Hence the name Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome.

  • WPW is a condition that if any part or all of the ventricular muscle is activated be the impulse originating from the atrium.


About wpw

About WPW

  • Otherwise known as pre-excitation syndrome, WPW is characterized with episodes of tachycardia (supraventricular tachycardia in 80% of cases).

  • Someone with WPW may start having these episodes at anytime, infancy or adulthood. In females they can start in pregnancy.


Wpw continued

WPW Continued

  • It occurs more often in males than females. Even so it occurs in females about 46%.

  • WPW has 2 types

    Type A premature activation occurs in the left ventricle

    Type B premature activation occurs in

    the right ventricle.

    *Some people diagnosed with WPW has neither Type A nor Type B


Treatment options

Treatment Options

  • Some Cardiologists opt for drug therapy & use such drugs as Digitalis & related ones. This treatment would be most beneficial for mild to moderate WPW.

  • Open-Heart surgery is another option. This used to be very popular thought to be the only way to correct WPW.

  • Radio Wave Ablation is the most popular and efficient way to treat WPW. Using a catheter, Drs ablate the bad pathway causing the WPW.

    *Sudden Death may occur in severe cases of WPW


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