WHITE, Paul Dudley

  • Peter Beighton
  • Greta Beighton


WOLFF-PARKINSON-WHITE syndrome is an electrocardiographic abnormality in which a short PR interval is associated with a prolonged QRS complex. The syndrome may occur in isolation, as a familial trait, or with structural cardiac defects or cardiomyopathy. Supraventricular tachycardia is the usual presenting feature.




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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter Beighton
    • 1
  • Greta Beighton
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human GeneticsUniversity of Cape Town Medical SchoolSouth Africa

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