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is it true that wolff-parkinson-white syndrome related to parkinson's disease?

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Dr. Darren Gitelman
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No: Wolff-parkinson-white syndrome is a disorder of electrical conduction of the heart. Patients with WPW can have rapid heart beat (tachycardia) and very rarely sudden cardia death. Parkinson's disease is a degenerative disorder of the brain causing problems with movement.
Dr. Robert Hutchman
Neurology 24 years experience
No, thankfully!!: They only share a common word in the name. They are in no way related. Wpw is an electrical conduction defect in the heart. Parkinson's disease is a neurodegenerative disorder featuring physical symptoms such tremor of limbs at rest, slow movements & stiff (rigid) muscles causing quiet facial emotions, softer voice, bent forward head & neck posture, decreased arm swing, slow-shuffled walk, etc.
Dr. William Wright
Cardiology 36 years experience
WPW is detected on an EKG & is something you find when you are young. It affects your heart. Parkinsons's is a neurologic condition that usually appears as you get older. WPW does not predispose you to Parkinson's. Dr. Parkinson just got his name on 2 conditions.
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