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n. pl. ec·to·pies
1. The origination of cardiac electrical impulses in myocardium outside of the sinoatrial node. Also called ectopia.
2. See ectopia.

[From New Latin ectopia, displacement; see ectopia.]

ec·top′ic (-tŏp′ĭk) adj.


n. ectopia, desplazamiento de un órgano, condición gen. congénita.
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Consumption of Caffeinated Products and Cardiac Ectopy.
Testing was symptom limited and was terminated if subjects reported limiting symptoms of dyspnea, fatigue, chest pain or for medical reasons including horizontal or down-sloping ST-segment depression ([greater than or equal to] 1 mm), ST segment elevation ([greater than or equal to] 1 mm in non-Q wave lead), atrial fibrillation, or supraventricular tachycardia, suggestive left bundle branch block, fall in systolic blood pressure ([greater than or equal to] 20 mm Hg), variation in diastolic pressure under stress higher than 15 mmHg, presyncope, severe arrhythmias, presence of extra systoles, ataxia or ventricular ectopy (presence of 6 or more premature ventricular b x [min.
Direct stimulation of GPs trigger pulmonary vein ectopy and perpetuate atrial fibrillation by reduction of PV sleeve action potential duration, and shortening of the fibrillation cycle length.
This association is also seen with certain cardiovascular irregularities as well as diabetes: "Subclinical magnesium and potassium deficiencies are strongly associated with increased ventricular ectopy and arrhythmias.
Citing the most recent guidelines, symptomatic bradycardia with congenital AVB has been accepted as a Class I indication for pacemaker implantation in cases such as wide QRS escape and complex ventricular ectopy (9).
The occurrence of scrotal ectopy is rare and may be related to abnormal migration of the gubernaculum.
Cervical ectopy and the acquisition of human papillomavirus in adolescents and young women.
Mechanical stimulation of the myocardium resulting in electrical events is well described, occurring in such circumstances as catheter-induced ectopy during intracardiac procedures and in the production of premature ventricular depolarizations by thumping the chest during asystole [13].
Cervical ectopy in adolescent girls with and without human immunodeficiency virus infection.
Sinus tachycardia and increased ventricular ectopy are reported following the application of nortriptyline.