Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome - EKG Reference

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome EKG tracing


Caliper Time Interval: ___ seconds

Key Features

RhythmRegular unless atrial fibrillation present
RateNormal (60-100 bpm)
P WaveNormal
PR IntervalCan be short (<0.12 sec)
QRSUsually wide (> 0.12 sec)
NotesLook for short PR interval and/or delta wave A delta wave (positive or negative) distorts the early part of the QRS complex

Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome EKG Reference

Definition of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome

Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome can occur when there extra electrical pathway between the atria ventricles. This causes tachycardia. Wolf Parkinson White syndrome can occur at any age but is usually diagnosed in younger patients.


  • Chest pain or tightness
  • Dizziness
  • Fainting
  • Palpitations
  • Shortness of breath

Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome Electrophysiology

The second pathway that is present with Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome does not slow the electrical impulse as does the AV node.

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