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Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome occurs when the electrical pathway between the upper part of the heart, or the atrium, and the lower part, or the ventricle, is abnormal. The electrical signal gets bounced around as it moves too quickly from the atrium to the ventricle and back again. This causes the heart to beat too fast. This rapid heart rate is called tachycardia. A person who has Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is born with the extra electrical pathway, and symptoms can be experienced at any age. Periods of tachycardia can cause chest pain, shortness of breath, dizziness, or fainting. In rare instances, it can cause a cardiac arrest. Some people with WPW never have symptoms. The human heart consists of two upper chambers and two lower chambers. The two upper chambers are the left and right atrium. The two lower chambers are the left and right ventricle. The heart's electrical system signals the heart when to contract. If there is an extra electrical connection … [Read more...] about What is Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome?