sup·​ra·​ven·​tric·​u·​lar | \ˌsü-prə-ven-ˈtri-kyə-lər, -vən-, -ˌprä-\

Definition of supraventricular 

: relating to or being a rhythmic abnormality of the heart caused by impulses originating above the ventricles supraventricular tachycardia

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Other potential causes of palpitations include paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, or PSVT, an extra-fast heart rate that can suddenly come and go, as well as genetic conditions such as Long QT syndrome and Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. Emily Sohn, Washington Post, "Everyone has heart palpitations, but for some it can be serious," 7 Mar. 2018 Underwood, who has a pre-existing condition called supraventricular tachycardia, which keeps her heart from maintaining a normal rhythm, then went a step further. Charlotte Alter, Time, "A Year Ago, They Marched. Now a Record Number of Women Are Running for Office," 18 Jan. 2018 According to the Mayo Clinic, supraventricular tachycardia (or SVT) is an abnormally fast heart rate, which may lead to seizures, stroke, and even death. Korin Miller, SELF, "Exactly How Crucial Are These High-Tech Baby-Monitoring Devices?," 14 Aug. 2017 John became acutely ill because his arrhythmia was initially mistaken for another, less life-threatening rhythm problem called supraventricular tachycardia. David Becker,, "Medical mystery: A shocking heart ailment," 14 July 2017

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1837, in the meaning defined above

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su·​pra·​ven·​tric·​u·​lar | \-ven-ˈtrik-yə-lər \

Medical Definition of supraventricular 

: relating to or being a rhythmic abnormality of the heart caused by impulses originating above the ventricles (as in the atrioventricular node) supraventricular tachycardia

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