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summation gallop

 

Definition: gallop rhythm in which the gallop sound is due to superimposition of third and fourth heart sounds; sometimes heard in normal subjects with tachycardia, but usually indicative of myocardial disease.

Synonym(s): S7 gallop, S7

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