Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome, an extra signaling pathway between the heart's upper and lower chambers causes a fast heartbeat (tachycardia). WPW syndrome is a heart condition present at birth (congenital heart defect). It is fairly rare.

The episodes of fast heartbeats seen in WPW syndrome usually aren't life-threatening, but serious heart problems can occur. Rarely, WPW syndrome may lead to sudden cardiac death in children and young adults.


The most common sign of Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is a heart rate greater than 100 beats a minute.

Episodes of a fast heart rate (tachycardia) can begin suddenly and may last a few seconds or several hours. Episodes can occur during exercise or while at rest.

Other signs and symptoms of WPW syndrome are related to the fast heart rate and underlying heart rhythm problem (arrhythmia). The most common arrhythmia seen with WPW syndrome is supraventricular tachycardia. Supraventricular tachycardia causes episodes of a fast, pounding heartbeat that begin and end abruptly. Some people with WPW syndrome also have a fast and chaotic heart rhythm problem called atrial fibrillation.

In general, signs and symptoms that may occur in people with WPW syndrome include:

  • A rapid, fluttering or pounding heartbeat (palpitations)
  • Chest pain
  • Difficulty breathing
  • Dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Fainting
  • Fatigue
  • Shortness of breath
  • Anxiety


Signs and symptoms of WPW syndrome in infants can include:

  • Pale or faded skin color (pallor)
  • Blue or gray coloring to the skin, lips and nails (cyanosis)
  • Restlessness or irritability
  • Rapid breathing
  • Poor eating


Wolff-Parkinson-White (WPW) syndrome is a type of heart problem present at birth (congenital heart defect). WPW syndrome may occur with other types of congenital heart disease, such as Ebstein anomaly.

Rarely, WPW syndrome is passed down through families (inherited). The inherited, or familial, type is associated with a thickened heart muscle. This is a form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.

To understand the causes of WPW syndrome, it may be helpful to know how the heart typically beats.


WPW syndrome has been linked to sudden cardiac death in children and young adults.


Homoeopathic treatment requires a deep constitutional analysis. The history of the disease, the family medical history, physical and mental characteristics of the patient, the likes and dislikes, medication details are all taken into consideration. This approach stands in consonance with the homoeopathic convention: Well selected Homoeopathic remedies are effective for WPW Syndrome treatment.

Homoeopathic treatment for infant

ANTIMONIUM TART - Its use stimulates the oxidizing action of the circulatory system of the body. Child clings to those around; wants to be carried; cries and whines if any one touches it; will not let you feel the pulse (Ant. c, Sanic). FACE COLD, BLUE, PALE, COVERED WITH COLD SWEAT (Tab.). Tongue coated, pasty, thick, white, with reddened papillae and red edges; red in streaks; very red, dry in the middle; Vomiting: in any position except lying on right side; until he faints; followed by DROWSINESS AND PROSTRATION; of cholera morbus with diarrhoea and cold sweat, a dose after each attack (Ver.). Asphyxia: mechanical, as apparent death from drowning; from mucus in bronchi; from impending paralysis of lungs; from foreign bodies in larynx or trachea; with DROWSINESS AND COMA. GREAT SLEEPINESS OR IRRESISTIBLE INCLINATION TO SLEEP, with nearly all complaints (Nux m., Op.). Child at birth pale, breathless, gasping; asphyxia neonatorum. Relieves the "death-rattle" (Taran.).

CARBO VEG. - The body is cold and blue. The blood does not have sufficient oxygen. The patient desires more and more fresh air. This remedy arouses the oxidation process of the body. HIPPOCRATIC FACE; very pale, grayish-yellow, greenish, COLD WITH COLD SWEAT. Diseases of the venous system predominate ; symptoms of imperfect oxidation. Deficient capillary circulation causes blueness of skin and coldness of extremities; vital powers nearly exhausted ;

CAMPHOR : Surface of body cold, face pale, blue lips livid; profound prostration. Surface cold to the touch yet cannot bear to be covered; throws off all coverings. Entire body painfully sensitive to slightest touch. Tongue cold, flabby, trembling. Sudden attacks of vomiting and diarrhoea; nose cold and pointed; anxious and restless; skin and breath cold.

VERATRUM ALBUM -  Adapted to diseases with rapid sinking of the vital forces; complete prostration; collapse. Cold perspiration on the forehead with nearly all complaints. Face: pale, blue, collapsed; features sunkden, hippocratic; red while lying, becomes pale on rising up. Violent vomiting with profuse diarrhoea. Vomiting: excessive with nausea and great prostration: < by drinking .

LAUROCERASUS - Spasmodic tickling cough with valvular disease Lack of reaction.Dyspnea worse sitting up. Constriction of chest. Exercise causes heart pain

Homoeopathic treatment for adult

AURUM MET. -Aurum Met is the best Homeopathic medicine for violent Palpitations with irregular heart action. The patients needing Aurum Met feel that the heart has stopped suddenly for a few seconds varying from 2 to 3 seconds and then suddenly starts beating again. The pulse seems irregular, with high blood pressure.

DIGITALIS PURPUREA- Digitalis is the most effective Homeopathic remedy when the slightest movement causes palpitations. The patient usually feels that the heart will stop its action if he or she moves and it is better at rest. Digitalis is the ideal Homeopathic remedy when cardiac rate is lowered and palpitations are mostly excited from the slightest motion. Digitalis is the best natural Homeopathic medicine to deal with Palpitations with skipped beats. The pulse is irregular and it intermits mainly at every 3rd, 5th and 7th beat.

LILIUM TIG.- Lilium Tig is a very efficient Homeopathic medicine for palpitations with an increased heart rate. The heart beat may even rise to 150/minute and above for using Lilium Tig. The patient feels violent pulsations throughout the body. Fluttering in heart region may be accompanied by chest pain on left side and weight in chest.