Wolff-Parkinson-White in a College Athlete: Why Didn't We Pursue an EP Study?

JACC Case Rep. 2022 Nov 3;9:101531. doi: 10.1016/j.jaccas.2022.05.036. eCollection 2023 Mar 1.


We report the case of a collegiate volleyball player incidentally discovered to have Wolff-Parkinson-White pattern on preparticipation electrocardiogram screening. Noninvasive testing identified a low-risk pathway. By using a shared decision-making process with the athlete, she was ultimately able to successfully complete her senior season without further workup or adverse events. (Level of Difficulty: Intermediate.).

Keywords: ECG, electrocardiogram; EPS, electrophysiologic study; VF, ventricular fibrillation; WPW, Wolff-Parkinson-White; athlete; pre-excitation; preparticipation screening; shared decision making; sports cardiology; sudden cardiac death.

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