Definition: 'Wenckebach Phenomenon'
Wenckebach phenomenonType: Term
1. progressive lengthening of conduction time in any cardiac tissue (most often the AV node or junction) with ultimate dropping of a beat (AV Wenckebach) or reversion to the initial conduction time (as in QRS Wenckebach).
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