how can you differentiate v tach from wpw?

Im having trouble figuring wpw out, and the internet is not helping. Thanks!



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V-tach - the hearts contraction starts at the ventricles. It has a very distinctive ECG.

Wolff-parkinson-white syndrome - It's an abnormally fast beat, the origination of the electrical impulse is not identified. The patient will still have a normal PQRST in an ECG with the presence of delta waves and a much shorter PR intervals.