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bigeminy (bI-jem´i-ne)

Pairing; especially, the occurrence of heart beats in pairs.bigemini; [bi- + L. geminus, twin]
atrial b. pairing of atrial beats, as when an atrial extrasystole is coupled to each sinus beat.
atrioventricular junctional b. paired beats, each pair consisting of an A-V nodal extrasystole coupled to a beat of the dominant, usually sinus, rhythm.nodal b;
escape-capture b. paired beats, each couplet consisting of an escape beat followed by a conducted sinus beat.
nodal b. atrioventricular junctional b
reciprocal b. paired beats, each pair consisting of an A-V nodal beat followed by a reciprocal beat.
ventricular b. paired ventricular beats, the common form consisting of ventricular extrasystoles coupled to sinus beats.


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