Pathophysiology
         
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) C1  

Wolff-Parkinson-White is associated with an accessory pathway that bypasses normal conduction through the AV node, bringing about a direct connection between the atrial electrical system and ventricles (resulting in a more rapid depolarization of the ventricles). This “pre-excitation” results in a shortened PR interval, and a slurring of the upstroke of the QRS complex (delta wave) on the ECG. The ability to bypass the AV node, or the establishment of a reentry circuit involving the accessory pathway, can result in the production of paroxysmal tachycardias, often referred to as atrioventricular reentry tachycardias (AVRT).

Rhythm Strip
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Rhythm Strip

Type I (Wenckebach) SA Exit Block, underlying intermittent Wolf Parkinson White Syndrome with Alternans

12 Lead EKG
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) 12 Lead EKG
Rhythm Strip
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Rhythm Strip_fig2

Wolff-Parkinson-White. Note: shortened PR and upstorke (Delta Wave) to a broadened QRS)

12 Lead EKG
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) 12 Lead EKG_fig2