The wpw syndrome is an interesting and critically important syndrome. It requires clinicians to obtain a thorough history preoperatively, understand the anatomic basis and electrophysiology, and to be familiar with the specific drugs to treat each of the different types of arrhythmia. The importance of avoiding incorrect therapies is stressed. Wpw tachycardias are unpredictable and potentially life threatening; therefore, vigilance and readiness are demanded of perioperative clinicians.
- perioperative management
- diagnosis and treatment