bigeminal


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bi·gem·i·nal

(bī-jem'i-năl),
Paired; double; twin.

bigeminal

(bī-jĕm′ə-nəl)
adj.
Occurring in pairs; doubled or twinned: has a bigeminal pulse.

bigeminal

[bījem′inəl]
Etymology: L, bis, twice, geminus, twin
pertaining to pairs, twins, or dual events, as a bigeminal pulse, which is characterized by two beats in rapid succession. See also bigeminy.

bi·gem·i·nal

(bī-jem'i-năl)
Characterized by two beats close together with a pause following each pair of beats.
[bi- + L. geminus, double, paired]
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This produces a bigeminal rhythm, and here the short R-R interval is followed by a QRS complex with aberrant ventricular conduction of the right-bundle-branch-block type.
Bigeminal rhythms are common and have many causes (2).
Some causes of bigeminal rhythm * Alternate beats are premature: atrial, ventricular, junctional * Nonconducted atrial premature beats after every second QRS * Sinus rhythm with 3:2 atrioventricular block: Wenckebach, Mobitz II * Other supraventricular rhythms with 3:2 atrioventricular block * Atrial flutter with alternating 2:1 and 4:1 block * 3:2 exit block: sinoatrial; escape rhythms--atrial, junctional, ventricular; accelerated rhythms--atrial, junctional, ventricular * Escape-capture bigeminy with escape focus: atrial, junctional, ventricular, electronic pacemaker * Atrial tachyarrhythmias with 3:2 atrioventricular response of an electronic pacemaker