Unique wall motion abnormalities on stress echocardiogram associated with Wolff-Parkinson-White pattern electrocardiogram: A case report

Siva K. Mulpuru, Balendu C. Vasavada, Prabhu S. Hejmadi, Gagan Sahni

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Abstract

Preexcitation syndromes pose a diagnostic challenge for exercise stress testing. We present stress echocardiographic findings in patient with Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) pattern on surface electrocardiogram (EKG). Echocardiogram at rest demonstrated paradoxical septal motion which disappeared during peak exercise and reappeared during rest. Preexcitation pattern on EKG also disappeared at peak stress. We tried to explain the underlying mechanisms of the above abnormality and the usefulness of stress testing in this group of patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e68-e70
JournalInternational Journal of Cardiology
Volume119
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 10 2007

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Keywords

  • Preexcitation
  • Stress echocardiography
  • WPW

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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