significant cardiac arrhythmia

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significant cardiac arrhythmia 


A cardiac arrhythmia which meets the Potter Stewart* standard, in that defining it as significant cannot be accurately made on clinical grounds alone and requires ancillary studies, e.g., electrophysiologic studies, loop monitors, and even then…

*US Supreme Court Justice who struggled with a definition for pornography, and said, I don’t know how to define it, but I know it when I see it

Synonyms Clinically significant cardiac arrhythmia, major cardiac arrhythmia 

Reference JAMA. 2009;302(19):2135-2143. doi:10.1001/jama.2009.1673  

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