extrasystole

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ex·tra·sys·to·le

 (ĕk′strə-sĭs′tə-lē)
n.
A premature contraction of the heart, resulting in momentary cardiac arrhythmia.

ex′tra·sys·tol′ic (-sĭ-stŏl′ĭk) adj.

extrasystole

(ˌɛkstrəˈsɪstəlɪ)
n
an abnormal heartbeat

ex•tra•sys•to•le

(ˌɛk strəˈsɪs tə li)

n., pl. -les.
a premature contraction of the heart, resulting in momentary interruption of the normal heartbeat.
[< German (1899)]
ex`tra•sys•tol′ic (-ˈtɒl ɪk) adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.extrasystole - a premature systole resulting in a momentary cardiac arrhythmia
systole - the contraction of the chambers of the heart (especially the ventricles) to drive blood into the aorta and pulmonary artery
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ex·tra·sys·to·le

n. extrasístole, contraccion del corazón que ocurre premauramente e interrumpe el ritmo normal.
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Objective: To determine the relationship between levels of anxiety and burnout and prevalence of atrial extrasystoles (AESs) and ventricular extrasystoles (VESs) among critical care nurses.
Perioperative factors, such as atrial extrasystoles, change in autonomic tone, electrolyte shifts, inadequate myocardial protection, b blocker withdrawal, or the response to cardiopulmonary bypass, can trigger AF in these at-risk patients14.

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