2. Abnormal Contraction in the Heart

In Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, there exists an additional electrical pathway between the atria and the ventricles. This accessory pathway, the Bundle of Kent, creates a shortcut from the atria to the ventricles, resulting in faster electrical transmission. The abnormal pathway also allows for electrical transmission from the ventricles back to the atria. The accessory pathway may produce a rapid heart rate or arrhythmia, an irregular heartbeat.

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