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A 31-year-old member asked:

Does wolff-parkinson-white (wpw) syndrome cause seizures?

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Dr. Dawn Eliashiv
Neurology 37 years experience
Syncope and seizure: If the heart rhythm abnormalities causes fainting it may look like a seizure some syncopal episodes have a few jerks that may look like a seizure.
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Dr. Steven Neish
Pediatrics - Cardiology 39 years experience
Not directly: Wpw is a heart condition associated with cardiac arrhythmia. The classic arrhythmia is supraventricular tachycardia. More serious rhythm problems can also occur and there is an increased risk of sudden death. During arrhythmia, cardiac output can drop, and some people have seizures during times of low cardiac output from arrhythmia.
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A 36-year-old member asked:

Is Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) inherited?

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Dr. George Younis
Internal Medicine 24 years experience
No: There is a very rare form of familial wpw.
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A 50-year-old member asked:

What does Wolff-Parkinson-White (wpw) present as?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Cardiology 24 years experience
Palpitations: Usually the first sign other than being picked up on an EKG by accident, is in a person who develops a fast heart rate (an arrhythmia classified as supraventricular tachycardia). On occasion, the fast heart rate can lead to passing out (syncopal) episodes, so that will be the presenting symptom.
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