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a.1.(Physiol.) Checking or arresting the heart's action.
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Opioids also enhance vagal cardioinhibitory activity, causing bradycardia and a reduction in sinus arrhythmia.
Type IIa: cardioinhibitory response without asystole.
Other therapies provided by the Advisa MRI device include the Rate Drop Response that identifies abrupt cardiac slowing and responds by pacing the heart at an elevated rate, which may reduce the frequency of syncopal (fainting) episodes in patients with apparent cardioinhibitory vasovagal syncope.