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Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome

Other Names for this Disease
  • Anomalous ventricular excitation syndrome
  • Auriculoventricular accessory pathway syndrome
  • False bundle branch block syndrome
  • Preexcitation syndrome
  • Ventricular familial preexcitation syndrome
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What percentage of patients with Wolff Parkinson White syndrome have Ebstein's anomaly?

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What percentage of patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome have Ebstein's anomaly?

Up to 12% of individuals with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome have Ebstein's anomaly.  This anomaly occurs when the tricuspid valve of the heart is abnormally shaped.  Ebstein's anomaly is present from birth. [1] [2] [3] [4]
Last updated: 11/4/2010

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