Citing the rising utilization of screening electrocardiograms that has resulted in better identification of ventricular pre-excitation, the researchers for this paper sought to identify important pre-procedural counseling and planning factors by comparing pathways of identified pre-excitation to Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome. The retrospective study included 227 without heart disease with pre-excitation who were referred for electrophysiology between 2008 and 2017. The researchers reported WPW in 178 patients, while 49 patients had incidental identification of pre-excitation. “As patients with incidentally identified pre-excitation present more frequently for consideration of invasive electrophysiology study, these results impact procedural approaches, technical considerations, patient counseling, and outcome expectations,” the researchers concluded.
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1. Pay Attention to First Degree Relatives
Study in #JACC says pay attention to 1st degree relatives. In 95% of cases with a heritable cardiac diagnosis for sudden death, the nearest affected relative was a first-degree relative. #FamilyHistory #HLBSpopOMICS #myPHGKB #genes #RareDisease @NIH_NHLBI https://t.co/RodgXUrLoy pic.twitter.com/AWhbdU7kTo— George Mensah, MD (@NHLBI_Translate) August 15, 2019