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Pronunciation: deks'tro-kar'de-a'le

Definition: An electrocardiographic syndrome characteristic of overloading of the right atrium, often called P-pulmonale (erroneously, because the syndrome can result from any overloading of the right atrium [tricuspid stenosis] and independently of cor pulmonale).

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