paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia


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Related to paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia: Paroxysmal supraventricular tachycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, PSVT, SVT

paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia

Etymology: Gk, paroxysmos, irritation; L, ventriculus, little belly; Gk, tachys + kardia
a rapid heartbeat of sudden onset and termination caused by a quick succession of discharges from an ectopic site in a ventricle.

paroxysmal ventricular tachycardia

Ventricular tachycardia beginning and ending suddenly.
See also: tachycardia
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