Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome


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Expiration Date

28 Feb 2026

Last Reviewed

1 Mar 2023

Estimated Time To Finish

120 Minutes

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Activity Description

Wolff Parkinson White Syndrome (WPW) is considered to be a congenital abnormality that involves the presence of abnormal electrical conductive circuits between the atria and ventricles. The disorder includes accessory electrical pathways that bypass the AV node. This activity reviews the evaluation and treatment of WPW by an interprofessional healthcare team.

Target Audience

This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of physicians.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the learner will be better able to:

  • Identify the etiology of Wolff Parkinson White syndrome.
  • Outline the evaluation of Wolff Parkinson White syndrome.
  • Review the management options available for Wolff Parkinson White syndrome.
  • Describe the interprofessional team strategies for improving care coordination and improve patient outcomes in patients with Wolff Parkinson White syndrome.


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In Rythmology, WPW can be diagnosed easily and be healed definitively by catheter ablation or well controlled by efficient medical treatment.

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Thank you for offering this free CME.

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it was excellent and compete course for WPW syndrome . thanks a lot for your excellent free education, I am an anesthesiologist and I want to use what I learned in this course to diagnose and treat these patients during anesthesia. Thank you again Nahid Nasseh

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