Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome Presenting After a Motorcycle Accident

Halil Kaya, Ozgur Sogut, Mehmet Tahir Gokdemir, Mehmet Akif Dokuzoglu


Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is uncommon in emergency services, but clinicians come across patients with pre-excitation syndrome. WPW is characterized by the presence of an accessory pathway that predisposes patients to tachyarrhythmias and sudden death. Patients with WPW syndrome are potentially at an increased risk of dangerous ventricular arrhythmias. Most of the patients are young and do not have underlying structural heart disease. Management of asymptomatic patients with WPW syndrome has always remained controversial. Here, we present a rare case of a 29-year-old man with WPW syndrome after a motorcycle accident.

J Med Cases. 2011;2(6):268-271
doi: https://doi.org/10.4021/jmc331w


Motorcycle accident; Pre-excitation; WPW syndrome

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