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Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome after transplantation of the heart.
  1. J J Goy,
  2. L Kappenberger,
  3. M Turina
  1. Department of Medicine, University Hospital, Lausanne, Switzerland.


    The classic features of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome developed in a 49 year old man after he was given the heart of a donor who had had a normal electrocardiogram. The recipient showed type A pre-excitation on the surface electrocardiogram and clinically important paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia. An electrophysiological study showed a left sided accessory pathway and dissociation between donor and recipient atrial activity during tachycardia. The arrhythmia was controlled by flecainide.

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