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Pacing Clin Electrophysiol. 1993 Sep;16(9):1892-7.

Unusual electrocardiographic findings associated with type A Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, University of Tsukuba, Ibaraki-ken, Japan.


A 50-year-old woman with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome presented with unusual electrocardiographic (ECG) findings following the termination of paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. The ECG showed three different QRS complexes and irregular R-R intervals. These QRS complexes consisted of: (1) narrow QRS; (2) wide QRS with delta wave; and (3) wide QRS with left bundle branch block (LBBB). The mechanisms of these findings, revealed by electrophysiological study, were: (1) intermittent anterograde left-sided accessory pathway conduction; (2) rate-dependent ipsilateral LBBB; and (3) intermittent retrogradely conducted atrial echoes that occurred due to intraventricular conduction delay resulting from LBBB. Cases of WPW syndrome with these unusual ECG findings, which were clearly interpreted by electrophysiological study, are rare.

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