True or false
Wolff-parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome
1 It affects the heart. ■ True ■ False 2 It’s a terminal condition. ■ True ■ False 3 There’s no exact cause. ■ True ■ False 4 It can be diagnosed with an ECG. ■ True ■ False
1 True The condition is fairly common and causes the heart to beat extremely fast for periods of time.
2 false WPW syndrome usually isn’t serious. Many won’t have symptoms or only experience occasional, heart-racing episodes. The condition can normally be cured when treated.
3 false It’s caused by an extra electrical connection in the heart, brought on by a strand of heart muscle growing while the baby’s developing in the womb.
4 True an ECG records the rhythm and electrical activity of your heart. an ECG will detect unusual patterns, so if the condition is found, it can be treated.
Next Week Henoch-Schonlein purpura (HSP)