echocardiogram

noun

echo·​car·​dio·​gram ˌe-kō-ˈkär-dē-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce echocardiogram (audio)
: a visual record made by echocardiography
also : the procedure for producing such a record

Examples of echocardiogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web An echocardiogram revealed the telltale signs in grayscale images of an enlarged heart chamber, its walls stretched thin. Lewis Kamb, NBC News, 14 June 2024 An echocardiogram was ordered but not performed before Held was discharged on Oct. 25, the suit states. Ed Stannard, Hartford Courant, 15 May 2024 Doctors use different reference standards for men and women, for example, when performing echocardiograms to measure the size of the heart simply because men typically have slightly larger hearts than women, Cheng says. Liz Szabo, Scientific American, 6 June 2024 In addition to the cost of the tests, Kim also emphasizes that reading ECG and echocardiograms requires expertise, especially those for athletes. Amanda Sealy, CNN, 7 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for echocardiogram 

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Word History

First Known Use

1967, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of echocardiogram was in 1967

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“Echocardiogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/echocardiogram. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

echocardiogram

noun
echo·​car·​dio·​gram ˌek-ō-ˈkärd-ē-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce echocardiogram (audio)
: a visual record made by echocardiography
also : the procedure for producing such a record

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