Wenckebach block

a type of second degree atrioventricular block in which one or more dropped beats occur periodically after a series of steadily increasing P–R intervals (cf. Mobitz type II b.); it is usually due to a block within the atrioventricular node. Called also Mobitz type I b.

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  • Wenckebach — Karel F., Dutch internist, 1864–1940. See W. block, W. period, W. phenomenon …   Medical dictionary

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