bigeminy


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bigeminy

 [bi-jem´ĭ-ne]
occurrence in pairs; especially, the occurrence of two beats of the pulse or two heartbeats in rapid succession.

bi·gem·i·ny

(bī-jem'i-nē),
Pairing; especially, the occurrence of heart beats in pairs.
Synonym(s): bigemini
[bi- + L. geminus, twin]

bigeminy

/bi·gem·i·ny/ (bi-jem´ĭ-ne)
1. occurring in pairs.
2. the occurrence of two beats of the pulse in rapid succession.bigem´inal

atrial bigeminy  an arrhythmia consisting of the repetitive sequence of one atrial premature complex followed by one normal sinus impulse.
atrioventricular nodal bigeminy  an arrhythmia in which an atrioventricular extrasystole is followed by a normal sinus impulse in repetitive sequence.
ventricular bigeminy  an arrhythmia consisting of the repeated sequence of one ventricular premature complex followed by one normal beat.

bigeminy

(bī-jĕm′ə-nē)
n. Medicine
1. An association in pairs.
2. An abnormal pulse characterized by two beats in rapid succession followed by a pause.

bigeminy

[bījem′inē]
Etymology: L, bis + geminus, twin
1 an association in pairs.
2 See bigeminal rhythm.

bi·gem·i·ny

(bī-jem'i-nē)
Pairing; especially, the occurrence of heartbeats in pairs.
[bi- + L. geminus, twin]

bigeminy

The occurrence of events in pairs. The term is applied expecially to coupled heart beats, suggesting heart disease.

bigeminy

the condition of occurring in twos, especially the occurrence of two pulse beats in rapid succession.

ventricular bigeminy
an electrocardiographic tracing showing the pairing of sinus beat and a ventricular premature contraction.
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An exercise stress test revealed premature atrial contractions (PACs) in patterns of bigeminy and quadrigeminy,13 PACs per minute, an ectopic atrial pacemaker, and inappropriate blood pressure response to exercise.
of events per patient (interquartile range) Arrhythmia Mask No mask Mask No mask Dropped 2 2 1(1-1) K1-D beat VT 1 2 2 (2-2) 1(1-1) Salvo 1 2 4 (4-4) 2(1-3) Bigeminy 15 18 4(1-33) 6 (2-36) Triplet 1 0 11(11-11) 0(0-0) Couplet 9 4 2(1-5) 2(1-10) Bradycardia 20 19 52 (3-275) 89 (9-347) SVT 2 5 1(1-1) K1-D Trigeminy 3 4 12(6-134) 10(6-230) Premature 79 77 17(3-122) 22(3-181) aberrant Isolated 52 54 3(1-16) 5(1-25) aberrant Premature 81 84 12 (3-56) 12 (3-42) normal Abbreviations: SVT, supraventricular tachycardia; VT, ventricular tachycardia.
Although the wide QRS superficially suggests that this is ventricular bigeminy, the perfect right-bundle-branch-block pattern (RS in lead I, qRS in lead rsR' in lead [V.