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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.

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]

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, normally in or near the fifth left intercostal space.
atrioventricular (AV) junctional escape beat  a depolarization initiated in the atrioventricular junction when one or more impulses from the sinus node are ineffective or nonexistent.
atrioventricular (AV) junctional premature beat  see under complex.
capture beats  in atrioventricular dissociation, occasional ventricular responses to a sinus impulse that reaches the atrioventricular node in a nonrefractory phase.
ectopic beat  a heart beat originating at some point other than the sinus node.
escape beat , escaped beat heart beats that follow an abnormally long pause.
forced beat  an extrasystole produced by artificial stimulation of the heart.
fusion beat  in electrocardiography, the complex resulting when an ectopic ventricular beat coincides with normal conduction to the ventricle.
heart beat  heartbeat.
interpolated beat  a contraction occurring exactly between two normal beats without altering the sinus rhythm.
junctional escape beat  atrioventricular junctional escape b.
postectopic beat  the normal beat following an ectopic beat.
premature beat  extrasystole.
pseudofusion beat  an ineffective pacing stimulus delivered during the absolute refractory period following a spontaneous discharge but before sufficient charge accumulates to prevent pacemaker discharge.
reciprocal beat  a cardiac impulse that in one cycle causes ventricular contraction, travels backward toward the atria, then reexcites the ventricles.
reentrant beat  any of the characteristic beats of a reentrant circuit.
retrograde beat  a beat resulting from impulse conduction that is backward relative to the normal atrioventricular direction.
ventricular escape beat  an ectopic beat of ventricular origin occurring in the absence of supraventricular impulse generation or conduction.
ventricular premature beat  (VPB) see under complex.

beat

the mechanical contraction or electrical activity of the heart muscle, which may be detected and recorded as the pulse or on the electrocardiogram, respectively.

BEAT

Abbreviation for:
Best Enhanced Advanced Technology
Bucindolol Evaluation in Acute Myocardial Infarction

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.

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]

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]

beat

a throb or pulsation, as of the heart or of an artery.

apex beat
the palpable shock caused by the apex of the heart beating against the chest wall with each systole and felt over the apex of the heart, normally in the fifth left intercostal space. May be replaced by a thrill.
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Palpitation of the apex beat. By permission from Hinchcliff KW, Kaneps AJ, Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, Saunders, 2004
capture b's
occasional ventricular responses to a sinus impulse that reaches the atrioventricular node in a nonrefractory phase.
ectopic beat
a heartbeat originating at some point other than the sinus node.
escaped b's
heartbeats that follow an abnormally long pause.
forced beat
an extrasystole produced by artificial stimulation of the heart.
fusion beat
in electrocardiography, the complex resulting when an ectopic ventricular beat coincides with normal conduction to the ventricle.
premature beat
an extrasystole.

Patient discussion about beat

Q. What are natural or alternative ways to beat depression? I keep reading about how depression is caused by 'chemical imbalances' in the brain, and it feels like I don't stand a chance at beating it without going on Anti-depressants, but I don't want to go down this route cause I'm worried about the side-effects. Can anyone suggest natural ways to beat depression that don't involve medication?

A. Here are couple of alternative ways to treat depression:
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http://www.associatedcontent.com/article/926049/top_10_ways_to_beat_depression_naturally.html

but if all of this doesn’t work- I recommend medical help. It can help you immensely. It’s much better then walking around with depression.

Q. what are the name of those popular pills i hear about to beat depression?

A. Common drugs used to treat depression are usually of the SSRI family. There are many names, depending on your place. These drugs are prescription drugs, i.e. prescribed by a doctor, so if you have any questions or seek to use them you should consult a doctor.

A list of anti-depressive drugs may be found here:
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/antidepressants.html

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A. Hi, I felt so when depressed. Later I tried psychotherapists and psychologists and that has really helped me to come out from depression. You need to exercise regularly to keep you fit and healthy. All the best!

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