sup·​ra·​ven·​tric·​u·​lar | \ ˌsü-prə-ven-ˈtri-kyə-lər How to pronounce supraventricular (audio) , -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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Recent Examples on the Web 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,, 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,, 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 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, 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, 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,, 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 How to pronounce supraventricular (audio) \

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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