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Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome – Diagnosis

January 19, 2022


The first step will be a physical examination, then you’ll likely get an electrocardiogram or an EKG. 12 small electrodes will be placed on your chest, arms, legs to record your heart’s electrical rhythm, including the timing and duration of each electrical phase in your heartbeat. Your medical team may opt to use electrophysiologic testing. This involves threading a thin catheter through blood vessels into the heart. The catheter, which has electrodes on its tip, can then examine the electrical impulses of the heart. Your doctor may also try to reproduce the symptoms of WPW in a catheterization laboratory or cath lab before making the diagnosis.

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