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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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Luckily there was no incidence of ventricular ectopic or bigeminy in that period.
This is the most dreaded complication of ventricular bigeminy which may cause sudden death.
Occulo cardiac reflex, a variant of Trigeminocardiac reflex (TCR) is also reported to cause Venticular bigeminy.
4] Hypokalaemia treatment has lead to the reversal of ventricular bigeminy as observed by Ganny et al in their case report.
in two divided doses which had immediate response by curtailing the ectopic and eventually abolishing the ventricular bigeminy.
Another explanation for the arrhythmia is escape-capture bigeminy with the wide QRS being a ventricular escape complex that just happens to follow closely the first P wave of each Wenckebach period and just happens to have a delta wave in virtually every lead.
Ninety-two subjects with problematic heart rate measurements (atrial fibrillation, atrial bigeminy and trigeminy, pacemakers, irregular rhythm, irregular sinus rhythm, frequent ventricular ectopic activity, ventricular bigeminy, multifocal atrial tachycardia, or measurement time < 3.
It should be noted that the majority of atrial premature beats including frequent atrial premature beats and even atrial bigeminy do not require treatment if the patient has no symptoms.
DIAGNOSIS: Sinus rhythm, atrial bigeminy with right bundle branch block (RBBB) type aberrant ventricular conduction of alternate atrial premature complexes (APCs), and Q waves of inferior and anterolateral myocardial infarcts of indeterminate age.
In addition to a classic WPW pattern, our patient exhibited bigeminy of a normal QRS complex and a QRS complex with a delta wave.