supraventricular

adjective

sup·​ra·​ven·​tric·​u·​lar ˌsü-prə-ven-ˈtri-kyə-lər How to pronounce supraventricular (audio)
-vən-,
-ˌprä-
: relating to or being a rhythmic abnormality of the heart caused by impulses originating above the ventricles
supraventricular tachycardia

Examples of supraventricular in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Underwood had grown up with one — a condition called supraventricular tachycardia that made her heart race and once required quarterly visits to a pediatric cardiologist. Ruby Cramer, Washington Post, 20 Mar. 2018 The doctor gave Lee an EKG and diagnosed him with supraventricular tachycardia. Annalisa Merelli, Quartz, 20 Apr. 2023 Last year, Alyssa — who has a type of supraventricular tachycardia, in which the heart beats very fast for a reason other than exercise, high fever or stress from time to time — underwent two surgeries related to the condition, first in April and then again in August. Anya Leon, PEOPLE.com, 6 Aug. 2020 Shortly before starting middle school, Beckett, now a senior with the Gators, was diagnosed with supraventricular tachycardia, an irregularly fast or erratic heartbeat that affects the heart’s upper chambers, according to the Mayo Clinic. Jacob Steinberg, Baltimore Sun, 21 Sep. 2022 Each additional cup of coffee consumed was associated with a 3 percent lower risk of arrhythmia, particularly AFib and supraventricular tachycardia, according to the study. Washington Post, 29 July 2021 Alyssa, 24, has a type of supraventricular tachycardia, a condition in which the heart beats very fast for a reason other than exercise, high fever or stress from time to time. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, 29 Aug. 2019 The mom of three has supraventricular tachycardia, which results in an abnormally rapid heart rhythm Gil and Kelly Bates are asking for prayers as their daughter undergoes her second heart surgery this year. Aurelie Corinthios, PEOPLE.com, 29 Aug. 2019 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, 7 Mar. 2018

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Word History

First Known Use

1837, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of supraventricular was in 1837

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“Supraventricular.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supraventricular. Accessed 16 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

supraventricular

adjective
su·​pra·​ven·​tric·​u·​lar -ven-ˈtrik-yə-lər How to pronounce supraventricular (audio)
: 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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