Surgery for Preexcitation Syndromes

  • James L. Cox
  • Michael E. Cain


The majority of patients who experience cardiac arrhythmias associated with preexcitation syndromes can be treated satisfactorily by nonsurgical methods. When these arrhythmias cannot be controlled medically or when they are potentially lethal, surgical intervention may be required. By far, the most common of the preexcitation syndromes requiring surgery is Wolff-Parkinson-White(WPW) syndrome in which the ventricles are preexcited because of accessory atrioventricular (AV) connections [1]. Recently, surgical procedures have also been applied clinically to control life-threatening arrhythmias associated with presumed accessory atriofascicular [atrio-Hisian] bypass tracts [2] and accessory nodoventricular connections.


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  • James L. Cox
  • Michael E. Cain

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