from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A condition in which faulty transmission of the impulses that control the heartbeat results in a lack of coordination in the contraction of the atria and ventricles of the heart.

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  • noun pathology A disease in the electrical system of the heart, opposed to coronary artery disease, which is disease of the blood vessels of the heart.

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  • noun recurrent sudden attacks of unconsciousness caused by impaired conduction of the impulse that regulates the heartbeat


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