What are the signs and symptoms of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome in older patients?

Updated: Jan 08, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Answer

Older patients can usually describe the following:

  • Sudden onset of a pounding heartbeat
  • Pulse that is regular and “too rapid to count”
  • Typically, a concomitant reduction in their tolerance for activity

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