heart block

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heart block

n.
A condition in which faulty transmission of the impulses that control the heartbeat results in a lack of coordination in the contraction of the atria and ventricles of the heart.

heart block

n
(Pathology) impaired conduction or blocking of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat, resulting in a lack of coordination between the beating of the atria and the ventricles. Also called: Adams-Stokes syndrome or atrioventricular block

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n.
a defect in the electrical impulses of the heart resulting in any of various arrhythmias or irregularities in the heartbeat.

heart block

A condition in which the electrical impulses in the heart are blocked at points in the conduction system.
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Noun1.heart block - recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeatheart block - recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat
arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart