How is Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome prevented?

Updated: Jan 08, 2017
  • Author: Christopher R Ellis, MD, FACC, FHRS; Chief Editor: Mikhael F El-Chami, MD  more...
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WPW syndrome is largely congenital or hereditary. No particular method exists to eliminate the possibility of developing APs. In the future, genetic recognition and counseling may become a useful tool. Screening of school-aged children or athletes through preparticipation evaluation has been suggested but, so far, has not been considered cost-effective.


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