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beat

 [bēt]
a throb or pulsation, as of the heart or of an artery.
apex beat the beat felt over the apex of the heart in the point of maximal impulse.
atrial beat an ectopic beat originating in an atrium.
capture beat
1. a heartbeat resulting from the production of a ventricular complex by a supraventricular source following a period of atrioventricular dissociation.
2. in cardiac pacing terminology, the successful pacing of the heart by a pulse generator.
dropped beat absence of one ventricular contraction.
echo beat reciprocal beat.
ectopic beat a heartbeat originating at some point other than the sinus node.
escape beat (escaped beat) heartbeats that follow an abnormally long pause.
forced beat an extrasystole produced by artificial stimulation of the heart.
fusion beat in electrocardiography, a P or QRS complex that results from the concurrent activation of the atria or the ventricles by two stimuli in the same chambers. An atrial fusion beat results when the sinus beat coincides with an atrial ectopic beat, when two atrial ectopic beats coincide, or when an atrial or sinus beat coincides with retrograde conduction from a junctional focus. A ventricular fusion beat results when a ventricular beat coincides with a sinus beat, a ventricular ectopic beat, or a junctional beat.
junctional beat an ectopic beat originating at the atrioventricular junction; see also junctional rhythm.
premature beat a cardiac event resulting from discharge by an atrial, junctional, or ventricular focus before the next expected sinus beat and at an interval from the last sinus beat that is shorter than its own intrinsic rhythm.
reciprocal beat a heartbeat resulting from an atrial or ventricular complex caused by a return of an impulse to its chamber of origin; called also echo beat.
sinus beat a heartbeat with sinus rhythm.
ventricular beat an ectopic beat originating in a ventricle.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

beat

(bēt),
1. To strike; to throb or pulsate.
2. A stroke, impulse, or pulsation, as of the heart or pulse.
3. Activity of a cardiac chamber produced by catching a stimulus generated elsewhere in the heart.
4. The perception of a third tone when two tones of slightly different frequencies are presented.
5. One of a series of regularly pulsating tones created by the periodic mutual reinforcement of two simultaneously sounding tones that differ slightly in frequency.
[A.S. beatan]
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

BEAT

Abbreviation for:
Best Enhanced Advanced Technology
Bucindolol Evaluation in Acute Myocardial Infarction
Segen's Medical Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

BEAT

Cardiology A clinical trial–Bucindolol Evaluation in Acute Myocardial Infarction Trial being conducted in Europe to evaluate the effect of Bextrabucindolol–on survival in Pts with ↓ left ventricular systolic function within 7 days of an acute MI

beat

noun Cardiology A pulse, stroke of the heart. See Apex, Escape beat, Fusion beat, Pseudofusion beat, Pseudopseudofusion beat verbTo strike, to punish by blows.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

beat

(bēt)
1. To strike; to throb or pulsate.
2. A stroke, impulse, or pulsation, as of the heart or pulse.
3. Mechanical activity of a cardiac chamber produced by catching a stimulus generated elsewhere in the heart.
[A.S. beatan]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

beat

(bēt)
1. To strike; to throb or pulsate.
2. A stroke, impulse, or pulsation, as of the heart or pulse.
3. Activity of a cardiac chamber produced by catching a stimulus generated elsewhere in the heart.
4. The perception of a third tone when two tones of slightly different frequencies are presented.
[A.S. beatan]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012

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