ventricular escape

n.

Cardiologic escape in which a ventricular pacemaker sets the heart's beat before the sinoatrial pacemaker.

Nearby words

  1. ventricular,
  2. ventricular artery,
  3. ventricular band of larynx,
  4. ventricular complex,
  5. ventricular conduction,
  6. ventricular extrasystole,
  7. ventricular fibrillation,
  8. ventricular fusion beat,
  9. ventricular rhythm,
  10. ventricular septal defect


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