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a premature systole resulting in a momentary cardiac arrhythmia

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This study aimed to investigate the relationship between levels of anxiety and burnout and the prevalence of atrial extrasystoles (AESs) and ventricular extrasystoles (VESs) among critical care nurses.
TABLE 2 Causes of an irregular pulse Sinus arrhythmia Atrial extrasystoles Ventricular extrasystoles Atrial fibrillation Atrial tachycardia with variable response Second-degree heart block Source: Munro and Campbell, eds, MacLeod's Clinical Examination, 2000.
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