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Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome

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Lown-Ganong-Levine syndrome is the acceleration of the conduction of the cardiac impulse with a normal QRS complex. In this condition there are:

  • short PR intervals and atrial arrhythmias
  • no delta waves

This occurs in the presence of a fast-conducting pathway within the atrioventricular node which causes a short PR interval but permits normal ventricular depolarisation.

The patient may give a history of palpitations.

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