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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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The sun came up in the morning, and the Angels stood pat at the trade deadline.
That the Lakers ultimately stood pat doesn't change that fact, nor does it make Derek Fisher feel any more secure about his job, seeing as how Whitney and Coles both play his position.
De Lima stood pat on her decision not to allow Napoles to become a state witness, saying the latter appeared, 'as she still appears now' as the most guilty in the pork barrel fund anomaly.
The league board stood pat on its decision to rule Adamson star Encho Serrano ineligible to play in Season 79, pointing out that the school failed to submit the necessary documents backing up his eligibility.
Rudy Farinas earlier said the Lower House in its history has never implemented suspension orders from the Sandiganbayan because Congress stood pat on its power to discipline its members.
The Dodgers think they can win it all with what they've got, and the fact that they stood pat through the trading deadline said everything that anyone needed to know about where they believe they're going.
But De Lima, who has repeatedly denied involvement in illegal drugs, stood pat against participating in the House probe, which she described as a 'kangaroo court,' saying she would not honor the show-cause order.
They stood pat, partly because they had made a previous trade for Russ Courtnall and Esa Tikkanen but mostly because general manager Neil Smith remembers how adding veterans Jari Kurri, Marty McSorley and Shane Churla from the Kings the previous season failed to help them in the playoffs.