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What causes Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?

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Parents can pass Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome down to their children. But most times it happens randomly and doesn’t run in families. If you have this condition, you also might have other heart problems. Even when you’re born with the syndrome, you may not find out you have it until you’re in your teens or older.

SOURCES:

Al-Khatib, S. , published online on April 5, 2016. Journal of the American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association: “Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW).”

National Library of Medicine: “Genetics Home Reference; Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions; Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.”

Page, R. , published online April 5, 2016. Journal of the American College of cardiology

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 01, 2018

SOURCES:

Al-Khatib, S. , published online on April 5, 2016. Journal of the American College of Cardiology

American Heart Association: “Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW).”

National Library of Medicine: “Genetics Home Reference; Your Guide to Understanding Genetic Conditions; Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.”

National Organization for Rare Disorders: “Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome.”

Page, R. , published online April 5, 2016. Journal of the American College of cardiology

Reviewed by James Beckerman on August 01, 2018

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