What is the prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) in 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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AF in patients with WPW syndrome is very common and has an incidence of 11-38%. It is also the deadliest dysrhythmia for these patients because of the possibility of deterioration into ventricular fibrillation (VF).


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