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Is Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW) an arrhythmia?

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW) is a type of arrhythmic disorder. During a regular heartbeat, electrical pulses cause the heart muscle to contract in a regular, rhythmic pattern, pumping blood throughout your body. These electrical pulses follow a specific pathway through the heart. In WPW, an additional pathway exists, and the electrical signal arrives too soon. In some people WPW causes rapid heartbeat, dizziness and palpitations. The most common and effective treatment is to disrupt the extra, unnecessary pathway using ablation.

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