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Hegglin syndrome

Pronunciation: heg'lin

Definition: dissociation between electromechanical systole (QSII interval) and electrical systole (QT interval) so that the second heart tone (SII) is recorded before the end of the T wave; described by Hegglin as an energy-dynamic cardiac insufficiency during diabetic coma and other metabolic disorders.

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