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period

noun age, bout, continuance, course, duration, eon, epoch, era, hitch, interval, juncture, length of time, limited time, point, season, shift, span, spell, stage, stint, stretch, tenure, term, time, time interval, time stretch, tour, while
Associated concepts: period of redemption
See also: age, annum, cycle, date, duration, expiration, life, moratorium, tenure, term, time
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The results of this study showed that in DM group inter-atrial conduction time (IACT), atrial effective refractory period (AERP) and inducibility of AF were increased and LA interstitial fibrosis was evident and may constitute a substrate for the development of AF.
reported that the effective refractory periods of the PVs were shorter than that of the LA in AF patients but longer than LA in control patients, suggesting an association between short effective refractory periods in the PVs and the development of AF [20].
In the isolated rabbit heart preparations, Reiter et al (3) found that the increase of the LV volume resulted in the abbreviation of the LV effective refractory periods which was the most pronounced in the apical area.

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