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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.
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(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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a defect in the electrical impulses of the heart resulting in any of various arrhythmias or irregularities in the heartbeat.
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A condition in which the electrical impulses in the heart are blocked at points in the conduction system.
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|Noun||1.||heart block - recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat|
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