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torsades de pointes

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