escaped ventricular contraction

[ĭ-skāpt]

n.

A heartbeat following an abnormally long pause, caused by an impulse in the ventricle.

Nearby words

  1. escape road,
  2. escape routine,
  3. escape shaft,
  4. escape velocity,
  5. escape wheel,
  6. escapee,
  7. escapement,
  8. escapement error,
  9. escapeway,
  10. escapism


The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.