Title

Initial recognition, management, and clinical outcomes of patients with Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome: case series

ORCiD

Davenport: 0000-0001-5772-7727

Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy

ISSN

0190-6011

Volume

40

Issue

1

DOI

10.2519/jospt.2010.40.1.A52

First Page

A86

Last Page

A87

Publication Date

1-1-2010

Abstract

Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome (WPWS) is a congenital disorder of cardiac conduction affecting 1-3:1,000 individuals. WPWS is characterized by shortness of breath, chest pain, and syncope. It may lead to myocardial infarction (MI) and cardiac arrest secondary to tachyarrhythmia. WPWS is an embryological anomaly; concomitant congenital malformations occur in the spine, skeletal muscle, and the urogenital system. This spectrum of presentations creates routes of entry for patients with both recognized and unrecognized WPWS to physical therapy through several practice areas, including orthopaedic physical therapy. Its relatively high prevalence and broad range of associated symptoms raises the importance of physical therapists’ ability to recognize and provide initial management for WPWS. The purpose of this case series is to describe the initial recognition, management, and clinical outcomes of 3 patients with WPWS who presented to physical therapy.