gallop rhythm

gallop rhythm
gallop rhythm n an abnormal heart rhythm marked by the occurrence of three distinct sounds in each heartbeat like the sound of a galloping horse called also gallop

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an auscultatory finding of three (triple r.) or four (quadruple r.) heart sounds; the extra sounds occur in diastole and are related either to atrial contraction (S4 gallop), to early rapid filling of a ventricle (S3 gallop), or to concurrence of both events (summation gallop).

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