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bigeminy

Syllabification: bi·gem·i·ny
Pronunciation: /bīˈjemənē
 
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Definition of bigeminy in English:

noun

A cardiac rhythm in which each normal beat is followed by an abnormal one.
Example sentences
  • Additionally, spontaneous rhythms, sustained bigeminies, paroxysmal tachycardias and other tachyarrhythmias were also observed in the different experiment.
  • Ventricular fibrillation and bigeminy also occur.
  • A previous work-up had discovered frequent premature ventricular complexes and runs of bigeminy on a Holter monitor examination.

Derivatives

bigeminal

1
Pronunciation: /-ˈjemənl/
adjective
Example sentences
  • In this example, each normal beat is followed by a premature ventricular contraction occurring in a bigeminal (every other beat) rhythm.
  • Sinus rhythm, with bigeminal premature ventricular contractions, and a ventricular couplet.
  • Because the bigeminal episodes are still occurring and I was still concerned, I obtained copies of my holter and event monitor strips.

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