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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

References
  • Munger TM, Packer DL, Hammill SC, Feldman BJ, Kailey KR, Ballard DJ, Homes DR, Gersh BJ. A population study of the natural history of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome in Olmsted County, Minnesota, 1953-1989. Circulation. 1993; 87:866-873.
  • Bardy GH, Packer DL, German LD, Gallagher JJ . Preexcited reciprocating tachycardia in patients with Wolff-Parkinson- White syndrome: incidence and mechanisms. Circulation. 1984; 70:377-391.
  • Inoue K, Igarashi H, Fukushige J, Ohno T, Joh-o K, Hara T. Long-term prospective study on the natural history of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome detected during a heart screening program at school. Acta Paediatrica. 2000; 89:542-545.
  • Cox JL, Gallagher JJ, Cain ME. Experience with 118 consecutive patients undergoing operation for the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. The Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. 1985; 90:490-501. http://jtcs.ctsnetjournals.org/cgi/content/abstract/90/4/490. Accessed 11/3/2010.
Other Names for this Disease
  • Anomalous ventricular excitation syndrome
  • Auriculoventricular accessory pathway syndrome
  • False bundle branch block syndrome
  • Preexcitation syndrome
  • Ventricular familial preexcitation syndrome
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.