Sometimes, a problem with your heart's electrical signals can make it speed up, even when you're not anxious or exercising. One type of faster-than-normal heartbeat is called supraventricular.
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW) is a congenital disorder in which the patient is born with an extra electrical connection between the top and bottom chambers of the heart. This can lead to supraventricular tachycardia, atrial fibrillation or even sudden cardiac death. First-line treatment for WPW syndrome is a catheter ablation procedure.
Conclusion: WPW accounts for at least 1% of sudden death in athletes and has a prevalence of at least 1 to 4.5 per 1000 children and adults. The risk of lethal arrhythmia appears to be higher in asymptomatic children than in adults, and sudden cardiac death is often the sentinel event.Cited by: 9.
Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (WPWS) is a disorder due to a specific type of problem with the electrical system of the heart which has resulted in symptoms. About 40% of people with the electrical problem never develop symptoms. Symptoms can include an abnormally fast heartbeat, palpitations, shortness of breath, lightheadedness, or syncope. Rarely, cardiac arrest may occur.Causes: Accessory pathway in the heart.