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torsades de pointes

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

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Medical Definition of torsades de pointes

  1. :  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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