Development of malignant ventricular arrhythmias in a young male with WPW pattern
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In Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW), presence of accessory pathways causes various tachyarrhythmias that lead to different symptoms and clinical conditions in patients. Atrial fibrillation is observed in about 20-30% of this group of patients. Life threatening malignant ventricular arrhythmias and sudden cardiac deaths are observed in patients having rapid conduction in accessory pathways and short antegrade refractory periods (<250 msn). We present a WPW syndrome case that presented to the emergency service with narrow QRS tachycardia and later developed malignant ventricular arrhythmia.