English translation: ventricular bigeminy

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French term or phrase:BIGV (Bigéminie Ventriculaire)
English translation:ventricular bigeminy
Entered by: joanna menda
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18:14 Jun 22, 2018
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Medical - Medical: Cardiology / Exercise stress test
French term or phrase: BIGV

Under arrhythmias I have A, BIGV, ESV, ESSV, DOUBL and COMP

I found BIG = "Bloc Incomplet Gauche" but I can't seem to find anything with BIGV?

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joanna menda
Local time: 23:46
ventricular bigeminy
not much more than an educated guess

(What do you make of "A", "DOUBL" and "COMP"?)

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Anne Schulz
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4Bigéminisme Ventriculaire
2ventricular bigeminy
Anne Schulz

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ventricular bigeminy

not much more than an educated guess

(What do you make of "A", "DOUBL" and "COMP"?)

Anne Schulz
Local time: 05:46
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Thanks Anne!

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disagree  erwan-l: Bigemeny (be it ventricular, atrial or junctional) is a different heart disorder: the ST field is bundle branch blocks.
11 hrs
  -> Hum... My computer displays "Exercise stress test" rather than BBBs as ST field (and, interestingly, the issuu reference you gave seems to confirm ventricular bigeminy as the label "BIGV" sits on a typical bigeminy in the ECG tracing on p. 87 ;-))

agree  QHE
19 hrs
  -> Thank you QHE :-)
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1. The standard translation - full form and acronym - for « bloc [de branche] incomplet gauche / BIG » is “incomplete left bundle-branch block/ILBBB”.

- - « [...] Bloc incomplet gauche (BIG) [...] Bloc complet de la branche gauche (BBG) [...] »

- - [...] « Bloc incomplet gauche : Le bloc incomplet gauche typique à une durée de QRS < 0,12 seconde, et un empâtement initial de la branche ascendante de l’onde R dans les dérivations V5, V6 et V7 (et fréquemment D1 et AVL). [...] »

- - “The ECG criteria for a left bundle branch block include: [...] Note: If the QRS duration is 100 to 119 ms with criteria 2, 3 and 4 of the above, an incomplete LBBB is present. [...]”

- : “ILBBB means Incomplete Left Bundle Branch Block

For the record, as suggested by the references above, « incomplet »/"incomplete” are not very frequent in the acronyms: you will usually find the full form coupled with the common acronyms « BBG »/“LBBB”, i.e. “Incomplete LBBB”.

2. Regarding the very, very scarce « BIGV », vs. « BIG », my best guess is a superfluous, redundant V for Ventricular - since all those blocks are atrioventricular/AV:

I suspect moreover that this addition is specific to GE Healthcare (UK firm) medical systems interfaces. See for instance “BIGV, DOUBL, COMP” for this device:

--> Thus my proposition: ILBBB, immediately understandable by any specialist in this field, and even patients with this symptom, or if you really do not want to miss the “V”/stick to the ST, ILBBB-V.

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Bigéminisme Ventriculaire


Algorithme 12 dérivations Philips
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