Destrocardia e sindrome di Wolff-Parkinson-White. Diagnosi elettrocardiografica.

Translated title of the contribution: Dextrocardia and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Electrocardiographic diagnosis

R. Cappato, P. Alboni, N. Paparella, G. Catalfamo, A. M. Tomasi

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A patient affected by dextrocardia and WPW syndrome with atrio-ventricular bypass connecting the left sided atrium to the left ventricle (located to the right) is described. Signs of organic heart disease were not present. Electrocardiogram showed, in addition to typical features of ventricular pre-excitation, a QS pattern in leads V4-V6. During exercise testing the pre-excitation disappeared and the electrocardiogram recorded with inverted peripheral cables and right precordial leads, did not show alterations. The analysis of this case and of another previously published suggests that a QS pattern in left precordial leads is highly suggestive for dextrocardia, even in presence of ventricular pre-excitation.

Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)92-94
Number of pages3
JournalGiornale Italiano di Cardiologia
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1986


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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Cappato, R., Alboni, P., Paparella, N., Catalfamo, G., & Tomasi, A. M. (1986). Destrocardia e sindrome di Wolff-Parkinson-White. Diagnosi elettrocardiografica. Giornale Italiano di Cardiologia, 16(1), 92-94.