pseudofailure

pseudofailure

Cardiology A finding on an EKG which simulates the failure of a cardiac pacemaker; in pseudofailure, the atrium is paced at a rate of ± 80 beats/min, and the ventricle responds normally to the atrial beats, which implies that the AV node and bundle branches successfully carry the intrinsic cardiac pulses, and thus do not need the pacemaker's help. See Pacemaker. Cf Heart failure.
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As random errors will cancel out with conglomeration, meta-analysis also overcomes the problem of noise and pseudofailure to replicate at the primary research level when studies are underpowered (Bayarri & Berger, 1991; Broughton, 1991; Rosenthal, 1986; Storm, 2006).