premature ventricular contraction

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premature ventricular contraction

n. Abbr. PVC
An ectopic heartbeat that originates in the ventricles of the heart and sometimes produces accompanying palpitations.
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Noun1.premature ventricular contraction - irregularity of cardiac rhythm; recurrent occurrences can be a precursor of ventricular fibrillation
arrhythmia, cardiac arrhythmia - an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart
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The cardiac rhythm disturbances were graded in: onset of arrhythmia (OA), premature ventricular beats (PVB), ventricular tachyarrhythmias (VT; denoted by ventricular tachycardia or ventricular fibrillation).
The increase in frequency of premature ventricular beats .

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