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Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome

In Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, the heart beats abnormally fast.

The syndrome is congenital (present at birth) and is caused by an extra electrical connection in the heart.

WPW syndromeis one of the most common causes of an abnormally fast heart rate in infants and children. However, the syndrome is sometimes not detected until later in life.

The heart of a person with the syndromewill suddenly start racing before stopping or slowing down abruptly. This rapid heart rate is called supraventricular tachycardia (SVT).