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ectopic beat Line breaks: ec|top¦ic beat

Definition of ectopic beat in English:

noun

Another term for extrasystole.
Example sentences
  • These included complex ventricular ectopic beats, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, asystole, and second- and third-degree atrioventricular block.
  • Complications include deep phlebitis in the lower limbs, vasculitis, and ventricular ectopic beats during the procedure.
  • The large majority of patients had ventricular ectopic beats on screening electrocardiograms.

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