What is the role of echocardiography in the diagnosis of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome?

Updated: Jan 08, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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Echocardiography is needed for the following:

  • Evaluation of left ventricular (LV) function, septal thickness, and wall motion abnormalities
  • Excluding cardiomyopathy and an associated congenital heart defect (eg, HOCM, Ebstein anomaly, L-transposition of the great vessels)

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