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does wolff parkinson's white (wpw) syndrome occur during birth?

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Dr. James Chapman
40 years experience Cardiology
Congenital: Wpw is the syndrome associated with an extra (or accessory) pathway between the top (atria) and bottom (ventricle) chambers of the heart. Yes this is present from birth. Patients with the extra electrical connection may have episodes of extreme tachycardia (rapid heart beat). This can be treated with medication or by ablating the extra pathway in a cath lab.
Answered on Jul 17, 2013

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