Heart HQ – Episode 2: Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome, myocarditis and COVID 19 Vaccines
Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome is a rare condition, caused by a problem with the heart’s electrical system, that can cause a fast and irregular heartbeat. Peter discusses a case of WPW.
Myocarditis has been in the news lately as rare cases have been reported after the Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19 vaccines. We discuss these cases and what they mean for those with existing heart conditions.
Show notes: Episode 2
Examples of WPW ECGs
COVID-19 vaccination Guidance
- Buttner R, Burns E. Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. LITFL
- Nickson C. Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome CCC. LITFL
- Cadogan M. The history of Wolff–Parkinson–White syndrome LITFL
- Cadogan M. Who’s Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolff? LITFL
- Nickson C. Myocarditis CCC. LITFL
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BSc (Hons) MBBS FRACP FCSANZ. Stuart is an interventional cardiologist and structural heart specialist. He has a special interest in treating complex and previously untreatable coronary artery disease, and a passion for distal radial artery access for coronary angiography and stenting.
After completing his training in Brisbane and Perth with an interventional cardiology fellowship, he returned to paradise to take up cardiology consulting at various local hospitals and now is a director of HeartHQ.
MBBS (Hons) FRACP FCSANZ. Peter is a clinical and interventional cardiologist with various special interests including coronary angioplasty and stenting, endovascular procedures and structural heart interventions. He studied and trained in Queensland and completed a Fellowship in Interventional Cardiology and Vascular Diagnosis in Boston, MA.
Peter returned home to become Director of Cardiology at Sunshine Coast Hospital, before becoming a founding partner and managing director of HeartHQ