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Ventricular extrasystoles

Definition: A type of cardiac arrhythmia with premature contractions of the HEART VENTRICLES. It is characterized by the premature QRS complex on ECG that is of abnormal shape and great duration (generally >129 msec). It is the most common form of all cardiac arrhythmias. Premature ventricular complexes have no clinical significance except in concurrence with heart diseases.

Synonyms (terms occurring on more labels are shown first): ventricular extrasystoles, premature ventricular contractions, ventricular ectopy, ventricular extrasystole, premature ventricular beats, ventricular premature beats, ventricular ectopic activity, premature ventricular contraction, PVC's, extrasystoles ventricular, ventricular ectopic beats, ventricular ectopic beat, ventricular ectopics, ventricular extrasysto-les, Ventricular Ectopic, V entricular extrasystole

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