ventricular arrhythmia


ventricular arrhythmia
an arrhythmia originating in the ventricles.

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  • arrhythmia — arrhythmic /euh ridh mik, ay ridh /, arrhythmical, adj. arrhythmically, adv. /euh ridh mee euh, ay ridh /, n. Pathol. any disturbance in the rhythm of the heartbeat. Also, arhythmia. [1885 90; < NL < Gk arrhythmía. See A 6, RHYTHM, IA] * * *… …   Universalium

  • ventricular fibrillation — Pathol. a cardiac arrhythmia characterized by rapid, chaotic electrical impulses to the ventricles, incomplete ventricular contractions, and resultant loss of pulse and blood pressure. * * * Uncoordinated contraction of the muscle fibres of the… …   Universalium

  • ventricular fibrillation — noun fibrillation of heart muscles resulting in interference with rhythmic contractions of the ventricles and possibly leading to cardiac arrest • Hypernyms: ↑fibrillation, ↑cardiac arrhythmia, ↑arrhythmia * * * noun : very rapid uncoordinated… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Arrhythmia — An abnormal heart rhythm. In an arrhythmia the heartbeats may be too slow, too rapid, too irregular, or too early. Rapid arrhythmias (greater than 100 beats per minute) are called tachycardias. Slow arrhythmias (slower than 60 beats per minute)… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ventricular tachycardia — An abnormally rapid heart rhythm that originates from a ventricle, one of the lower chambers of the heart. Although the beat is regular, ventricular tachycardia is life threatening because it can lead to a dreaded condition, ventricular… …   Medical dictionary

  • Ventricular fibrillation — An abnormal irregular heart rhythm whereby there are very rapid uncoordinated fluttering contractions of the lower chambers (ventricles) of the heart. Ventricular fibrillation disrupts the synchrony between the heartbeat and the pulse beat.… …   Medical dictionary

  • arrhythmia — noun an abnormal rate of muscle contractions in the heart • Syn: ↑cardiac arrhythmia • Derivationally related forms: ↑arrhythmic • Hypernyms: ↑heart disease, ↑cardiopathy • Hyponyms …   Useful english dictionary


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