- heart condition that causes the heart to beat abnormally fast for periods of time
- heart develops an extra, or “aberrant,” electrical pathway.
In infants, the symptoms may include:
- severe fatigue or lethargy
- a loss of appetite
- shortness of breath
- rapid, visible pulsations of the chest
In children, teenagers, and adults, the symptoms may include:
- heart palpitations
- a racing heart
- shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- sudden death (rarely)
- ventricles are activated too early (pre-excitation).
- Looped electrical impulses.
- Disorganized electrical impulses.
- extra electrical pathway can interfere with the normal heartbeat.
- parents with WPW syndrome
- Babies with other congenital heart defects
- electrocardiogram (ECG)
- Electrophysiological Testing
- blood test
- chest X-ray
- artificial pacemaker
- Catheter Ablation
- Electrical Cardioversion
- Vagal maneuvers.
- anti-arrhythmic medication
Avoiding the following can help you maintain a normal heartbeat:
- pseudoephedrine, which is a nasal decongestant