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Editor-In-Chief: C. Michael Gibson, M.S., M.D. [1]; Associate Editor(s)-in-Chief: Raviteja Guddeti, M.B.B.S. [2]

Risk Factors

High risk population for sudden cardiac death in Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome include[1]:

  • Policemen
  • Athletes
  • Firemen
  • Pilots
  • Steelworkers

Risk factors for the development of atrial fibrillation in WPW syndrome include[2]:

  • Male gender
  • Age (peak ages for the development of atrial fibrillation include 30 years and 50 years)
  • Past history of syncope

References

  1. Obeyesekere MN, Leong-Sit P, Massel D; et al. (2012). "Risk of arrhythmia and sudden death in patients with asymptomatic preexcitation: a meta-analysis". Circulation. 125 (19): 2308–15. doi:10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.055350. PMID 22532593. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  2. Fengler BT, Brady WJ, Plautz CU (2007). "Atrial fibrillation in the Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome: ECG recognition and treatment in the ED". Am J Emerg Med. 25 (5): 576–83. doi:10.1016/j.ajem.2006.10.017. PMID 17543664. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)



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