Other Names for this Disease
- WPW syndrome
- Ventricular familial preexcitation syndrome
- Auriculoventricular accessory pathway syndrome
- False bundle branch block syndrome
- Anomalous ventricular excitation syndrome
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arrhythmia). People with Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome are born with a heart abnormality that affects the coordinated movement of electrical signals through the heart. This abnormality leads to an abnormally fast heartbeat (tachycardia) and other arrhythmias. In most cases, the cause of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is unknown. A small percentage of cases are caused by mutations in the PRKAG2 gene. These cases appear to be inherited in an autosomal dominant manner.Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome is a condition that disrupts the heart's normal rhythm (
Last updated: 12/31/2012
- Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Genetics Home Reference (GHR). February 2007; http://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition=wolffparkinsonwhitesyndrome. Accessed 4/1/2015.
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- The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) has a report for patients and families about this condition. NORD is a patient advocacy organization for individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.
- The American Heart Association has and information page on Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome on their Web site.
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