Surgical Treatment of Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome: The Epicardial Approach

  • Gerard M. Guiraudon
  • George J. Klein
  • Arjun D. Sharma
  • Douglas L. Jones


The Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome provides us with the most lucid model of cardiac arrhythmias amenable to surgery. The mechanism of arrhythmias [1] and the underlying anatomic substrates [2] are well understood and the localization of accessory pathways can be accurately achieved in the electrophysiology laboratory [3–4]. The first successful ablation of an accessory atrioventricular (AV) pathway by W.C. Sealy provided the critical evidence for the role of the accessory pathway as the basis for preexcitation syndrome [5].


Coronary Sinus Free Wall Accessory Pathway Ventricular Free Wall Versus Pathway 
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  • Gerard M. Guiraudon
  • George J. Klein
  • Arjun D. Sharma
  • Douglas L. Jones

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