Perioperative Management of the Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Raheel Bengali*, Hein J. J. Wellens, Yandong Jiang

*Corresponding author for this work

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1375-1386
JournalJournal of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Anesthesia
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2014


  • Wolff-Parkinson-White
  • WPW
  • perioperative management
  • arrhythmia
  • diagnosis and treatment

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