idioventricular rhythm


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id·i·o·ven·tric·u·lar rhyth·m

a slow independent ventricular rhythm under control of a ventricular center (which is, by definition, ectopic).
Synonym(s): ventricular rhythm

id·i·o·ven·tric·u·lar rhythm

(id'ē-ō-ven-trik'yū-lăr ridh'ŭm)
A slow independent ventricular rhythm under control of an ectopic ventricular center; occurs in heart block and sinus arrest.
Synonym(s): ventricular rhythm.