ven·​tric·​u·​lar | \ ven-ˈtri-kyə-lər How to pronounce ventricular (audio) , vən- \

Definition of ventricular

: of, relating to, or being a ventricle ventricular fibrillation ventricular pressure ventricular myocardium

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Recent Examples on the Web The Mayo Clinic algorithm might help cardiologists detect left ventricular dysfunction (weak heart pump) early. Chris Smith, BGR, 3 May 2022 And ventricular tachycardias can be caused by other health problems that doctors would be able to diagnose and identify. Julie Mazziotta,, 13 Apr. 2022 The ventricular pump provides lifesaving intervention for many people suffering from serious heart disease, but doctors decided that Devkota had proven worthy of a transplant with the Heart in a Box technology. Jesse Leavenworth, Hartford Courant, 30 Apr. 2022 The cause of death was recurrent ventricular tachycardia, a heart condition, his longtime friend and publicist Glenn Schwartz announced. Julie Washington, cleveland, 16 Apr. 2022 Comedian Gilbert Gottfried died of recurrent ventricular tachycardia, a condition caused by the rare genetic muscle disorder type 2 myotonic dystrophy. Maggie O'neill,, 15 Apr. 2022 In a statement, his longtime friend and publicist Glenn Schwartz confirmed that Gottfried died of recurrent ventricular tachycardia due to type 2 myotonic dystrophy. Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2022 His representative said Gottfried's death was caused by a heart rhythm issue called recurrent ventricular tachycardia, which resulted from myotonic dystrophy type II. Caitlin O'kane, CBS News, 13 Apr. 2022 Gottfried died of recurrent ventricular tachycardia, an abnormal rhythm in the lower chambers of the heart. NBC News, 13 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ventricular

1838, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ventricular

borrowed from New Latin ventriculāris, from Latin ventriculus "stomach, ventricle" + -āris -ar

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1 Jul 2022

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“Ventricular.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Aug. 2022.

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ven·​tric·​u·​lar | \ ven-ˈtrik-yə-lər, vən- How to pronounce ventricular (audio) \

Medical Definition of ventricular

: of, relating to, or being a ventricle especially of the heart or brain

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