vulnerable phase

vul·ner·a·ble phase

a period in the cardiac cycle during which an ectopic impulse may lead to repetitive activity such as flutter or fibrillation of the affected chamber.

vul·ner·a·ble phase

(vŭl'nĕr-ă'bĕl fāz)
A period in the cardiac cycle during which an ectopic impulse may lead to repetitive activity such as flutter or fibrillation of the affected chamber.
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