What is the most common mechanism of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome in children?

Updated: Jan 08, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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The most common mechanism in pediatric patients is AP-mediated SVT, which is a reentrant tachycardia. The main differential during SVT is whether the AP is concealed (ie, conducts only from ventricle to atrium) and thus is an SVT with narrow QRS.


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