Definition of extrasystole in English:

extrasystole

Line breaks: extra|sys¦tole
Pronunciation: /ˌɛkstrəˈsɪst(ə)li
 
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noun

Medicine
  • A heartbeat outside the normal rhythm, as often occurs in normal individuals.
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    • Ventricular tachycardia is defined as three or more ventricular extrasystoles in succession at a rate of more than 120 beats/min.
    • Toxic effects include anorexia, nausea, vomiting, headache, drowsiness, and visual disturbances, as well as extrasystoles and excessive slowing of the heart rate.
    • Ventricular extrasystoles are also common and, in the context of the structurally normal heart, are almost always benign

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