[Mneumonic] Drug to be avoided in WPW

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Drugs to be avoided in Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome

Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome (WPW) is one of several disorders of the conduction system of the heart that are commonly referred to as pre-excitation syndromes.
Risk of sudden cardiac death associated with the syndrome.

Caused by the presence of an abnormal accessory electrical conduction pathway between the atria and the ventricles (bundle of Kent)
may stimulate the ventricles to contract prematurely, resulting in a specific type of supraventricular tachycardia referred to as an atrioventricular reentrant tachycardia.
  • A - adenosine
  • B - beta blocker
  • C - calcium channel blocker
  • D - digoxin


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