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Disease Parasystole

Name Parasystole
Synonym Parasystoles
Definition A cardiac arrhythmia that is caused by interaction of two independently initiated cardiac impulses of different rates from two separate foci. Generally one focus is the SINOATRIAL NODE, the normal pacemaker. The ectopic focus is usually in the HEART VENTRICLE but can be in the HEART ATRIUM or the ATRIOVENTRICULAR NODE. Modulation of the parasystolic rhythm by the sinus rhythm depends on the completeness of entrance block surrounding the parasystolic focus.
Categories Cardiovascular disease | Pathology (process)
MeSH® ID D017574

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1. DiseasesCardiovascular Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Heart Diseases Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Arrhythmias, Cardiac Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Parasystole Has associated chemicals Has associated genes
2. DiseasesPathological Conditions, Signs and Symptoms Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Pathologic Processes Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Arrhythmias, Cardiac Has associated chemicals Has associated genes Has associated exposure references Parasystole Has associated chemicals Has associated genes

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