Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome | Symptoms

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What are the symptoms of WPW syndrome?

Symptoms of WPW syndrome can include:

  • Palpitations or rapid thumping in your chest
  • Feeling tired or light-headed
  • Loss of consciousness (passing out)
  • Shortness of breath

People who have WPW syndrome are born with the extra electrical pathway, but most don’t notice symptoms until they are in their teens or early twenties. Some people who have WPW syndrome never experience any symptoms.

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Written by familydoctor.org editorial staff

Created: 05/10

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