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Podcast episode 2: Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) Syndrome and Myocarditis and COVID 19 Vaccines


In the latest episode of Heart HQ - a cardiology podcast, our cardiologists Dr Peter Larsen and Dr Stuart Butterly discuss Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome and Myocarditis.

WPW 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 recent case of WPW that he detected at Heart HQ.

Myocarditis has been in the news lately as rare cases have been reported after the Pfizer or Moderna Covid-19 vaccines. Peter and Stuart discuss these cases and what they mean for those with existing heart conditions.

You can listen to this episode here.

Here are the show notes for this episode:

Here is the ECG of Peter's patient with WPW:

ECG - Patient with WPW


To view the Australian Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation's Covid-19 vaccine guidelines on Myocarditis that Stuart mentioned, click here.

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