American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The curve traced by an electrocardiograph. Also called cardiogram.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A record showing the variations in the electric currents in the body which occur with the pulsations of the heart.
- n. a graphical recording of the cardiac cycle produced by an electrocardiograph
- electro- + cardiogram (Wiktionary)
“Einthoven developed a rather simple method of correction (1894) and could with this derive the actual electrocardiogram from the capillary electrometer curve”
“Einthoven pointed out, however, that not only the amount of the deflection but also the shape of the entire electrocardiogram is changed when one manner of leading is replaced by another (1908).”
“Einthoven said in his work in 1895 that the efforts to fully interpret the electrocardiogram should be abandoned for the moment, and in a survey of the relevant literature up to the first half of 1912, the author** put emphasis on the uncertainty of the efforts to interpret the cardiogram.”
“Based on several large studies that demonstrated CRT can save lives and prevent hospitalization among heart-failure patients, professional guidelines were developed that recommend its use based in part on a measurement recorded by an electrocardiogram called the QRS duration.”
“The American Heart Association in 2008 urged that children being considered for ADHD drugs undergo a thorough heart exam, possibly including an electrocardiogram, before taking the medicines.”
“GE Healthcare Thursday launched an electrocardiogram device and a cardiac ultrasound device that were made in India keeping in mind local requirements.”
“Another new device finding its way into some ambulances is a digital transmission system that speeds sophisticated electrocardiogram readings to the hospital so cardiac patients can get treated faster.”
“Reuters GE Healthcare employees work on a portable electrocardiogram device they designed and made in Bangalore.”
“Finally, the test was over, and I was taken to another room for an electrocardiogram, or EKG, which would look at my heart activity.”
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