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why is there a delta wave seen in wolff-parkinson-white (wpw) syndrome?

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Dr. Randy Kiewe
26 years experience Cardiology
Pre-excitation: Wpw syndrome is commonly diagnosed on the basis of the surface ECG in an asymptomatic individual. In this case it is manifested as a delta wave, which is a slurred upstroke in the qrs complex that is associated with a short pr interval. The short pr interval and slurring of the qrs complex is actually the impulse making it through to the ventricles prematurely (across the accessory pathway) withou.
Answered on May 4, 2016
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