Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (cont.)
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How do people inherit Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?
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Most cases of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome occur in people with no apparent family history of the condition. These cases are described as sporadic and are not inherited.
Familial Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome accounts for only a small percentage of all cases of this condition. The familial form of the disorder typically has an autosomal dominant pattern of inheritance, which means one copy of the altered gene in each cell is sufficient to cause the condition. In most cases, a person with familial Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome has inherited the condition from an affected parent.
Where can I find information about treatment for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?
These resources address the management of Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome and may include treatment providers.
What other names do people use for Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome?
SOURCE: Genetics Home Reference, National Institutes of Health
Last Editorial Review: 5/12/2008
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