torsade de pointes

[tôr-säd′ də pwăɴt]


Paroxysms of ventricular tachycardia in which the electrocardiogram shows a steady undulation in the QRS axis in runs of 5 to 20 beats and with progressive changes in direction.

Nearby words

  1. torrify,
  2. torrijos herrera,
  3. torrijos herrera, omar,
  4. torrington,
  5. torsade,
  6. torse,
  7. torsel,
  8. torsi,
  9. torsibility,
  10. torsion

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