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Atrioventricular dissociation is a medical condition in which the electrical activity of the heart is not coordinated. Normally, the electrical activity of the heart is coordinated so that the atria (the upper chambers of the heart) and the ventricles (the lower chambers of the heart) contract in a synchronized manner. In atrioventricular dissociation, the atria and ventricles contract independently of each other, resulting in an irregular heart rhythm. This condition can be caused by a variety of factors, including certain medications, electrolyte imbalances, and certain types of heart disease. Treatment of atrioventricular dissociation depends on the underlying cause.
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