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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I'm having a common, yet annoying problem: PVCs or premature ventricular contractions.
I was recently diagnosed with premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) but tests show my heart is healthy.
Using 24-hr beat-to-beat electrocardiographic data obtained using a high-resolution Holter system, the researchers sumarized the total number of premature ventricular contractions (PVCs) and premature atrial contractions for each 30-min segment.
Only premature ventricular contractions were mentioned in 4 patients (13%) and nonsustained ventricular arrhythmias in 3 patients (10%).
The procedure that Her Majesty underwent, a catheterization through a vein to the heart, is used to treat abnormal heart rhythms, or premature ventricular contractions (PVCs), which is a common condition
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Less common adverse effects include transient or prolonged asystole, varying degrees of AV block, premature ventricular contractions, premature atrial contractions and bradycardia.
Studies have shown no significant changes in the patient population group mean in blood pressure, heart rate and premature ventricular contractions and a decrease in intracranial pressure during patient-family interaction.