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PAT

1. Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. See Supraventricular tachycardia.
2. Patient.
3. Pre-admission testing, see there.
4. Pregnancy at term.

PAT

(păt)
Paroxysmal atrial tachycardia. The contemporary, and more accurate, term is paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia (PSVT).
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