torsades de pointes

noun
tor·sades de pointes | \tȯr-ˌsäd(z)-də-ˈpwant \
variants: or torsade de pointes \-ˌsäd- \

Medical Definition of torsades de pointes 

: ventricular tachycardia that is characterized by fluctuation of the QRS complexes around the electrocardiographic baseline, is typically caused by a long QT interval, and may lead to life-threatening ventricular fibrillation

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