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heart beat

a complete cardiac cycle, including spread of the electrical impulse and the consequent mechanical contraction.
Synonym(s): ictus cordis
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

heart beat

(hahrt bēt)
Complete cardiac cycle, including spread of the electrical impulse and the consequent mechanical contraction.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012
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'Oh boy, my heart beats more than a lakh times a day'.
When there is a block in the electrical conduction between nodes in the heart, the heart rate becomes slow and if there is an extra path connecting the different chambers in the heart (which is abnormal), this can make the heart beat faster than normal.
The heart beat is normally controlled by a special group of cells called the sinus node that forms a natural pacemaker.
A new surgical treatment is now available in Dubai to treat heart arrhythmia, which occurs when the heart beats irregularly and cannot pump blood effectively, putting vital organs such as the brain and lungs at risk and making patients vulnerable to heart attack and stroke.
Masoumi in 2010 concluded in this study that the chosen exercise program (mixed exercise such as slow continuous running, continuous running and resistance exercises with tolerate of body weight for 12 weeks and each 4 weeks 90 minutes) has significant effect on the physiological capacities (reduction of heart beat in rest and exercise situation) and body compositions (reduction of body fat and fat weight) but it hasn't any significant effect on fatless weight[6].
Besides paying tribute to the Frederique Constant team, to celebrate its tenth anniversary, Peter Stas, CEO and coA[degrees]founder of the brand, revealed two new timepieces in the Manufacture collecA[degrees]tion: Heart Beat Manufacture Silicium FCA[degrees]942 and Slimline Tourbillon Manufacture FCA[degrees]980.
Or that, at 27 days after conception, the heart beats? And that by eight weeks, the neuro-anatomic structures of the unborn baby are present, meaning, they feel pain?
League cup action saw Mariners beat Parnells 2-1 and in the Parkin Cup Sacred Heart beat Coach and Horses 3-2 after Sacred Heart turned around a 2-0 deficit at the break to book their place in the Parkin cup semi-finals.
Peter Mullen and Jane Horrocks, with songs by the ginger twins and a cast that will make your heart beat faster and break at the same time.
Many of the songstress' fans were shocked to hear that, despite a four year marriage to Egyptian businessman Ahmad Abu Hashima that broke down just last year , Haifa regarded Hassan as the only man her 'heart beat for'.
Kay Cotter worked at the Prince Charles Hospital in Merthyr Tydfil in 2008 when she gave the 29-week pregnant patient - called patient B - a cardiotocography (CTG) scan to measure foetal heart beat.