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Describe the signs and symptoms of the cardiac arrythmia referred to as Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome? What is the treatment for this disease?

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This solution describes the signs and symptoms of the cardiac arrythmia referred to as Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome, as well as the treatment for this disease.

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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome
Normally, the AV node is the only conduction pathway for impulses from the atria to the ventricles. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is characterized by the presence of an accessory atrioventicular pathway located between the wall of the right or left atria and the ventricles, known as the Bundle of Kent. This pathway allows the impulse to bypass the AV node and activate the ventricles prematurely. Consequently, an initial slur to the QRS complex, known as a delta wave may be ...

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