electrocardiogram

noun
elec·​tro·​car·​dio·​gram | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈkär-dē-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce electrocardiogram (audio) \

Definition of electrocardiogram

: the tracing made by an electrocardiograph also : the procedure for producing an electrocardiogram

Examples of electrocardiogram in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The church contributed personal protective equipment, electrocardiogram monitors and other medical supplies worth $60,000 in U.S. dollars to the Republic of Congo, a news release reported. David Noyce, The Salt Lake Tribune, "This week in Mormon Land: Apostle clarifies conference talk; good COVID news; Mitt who?," 15 Oct. 2020 The Watch 3 can track your stress level, measure your blood oxygen level, and thanks to a recent update, perform an electrocardiogram (ECG) to monitor for heartbeat abnormalities. Jason Cipriani, CNN Underscored, "The best smartwatches of 2020," 2 Oct. 2020 People who have been sick with COVID-19 for three days or more should get a blood test and an EKG, also known as an electrocardiogram, before returning to strenuous exercise, Erickson said. Stephanie Innes, USA TODAY, "'It does affect more than your lungs': Why COVID-19 survivors may need to get screened for heart damage," 22 Sep. 2020 People who have been sick with COVID-19 for three days or more should get a blood test and an EKG, also known as an electrocardiogram, before returning to strenuous exercise, Erickson said. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "'It does affect more than your lungs': Why COVID-19 survivors may need to get screened for heart damage," 21 Sep. 2020 Doctors intubated the patient and performed an electrocardiogram (ECG), a test that tracks electrical activity in the heart and allows doctors to find and diagnose heart problems. Maggie O'neill, Health.com, "A 54-Year-Old Man Died From Eating Too Much Black Licorice—Here’s How That Can Happen," 24 Sep. 2020 An electrocardiogram measures the heart's electrical signal. Stephanie Innes, USA TODAY, "'It does affect more than your lungs': Why COVID-19 survivors may need to get screened for heart damage," 22 Sep. 2020 An electrocardiogram measures the heart's electrical signal. Stephanie Innes, The Arizona Republic, "'It does affect more than your lungs': Why COVID-19 survivors may need to get screened for heart damage," 21 Sep. 2020 Within a hundred and fifty years, the stethoscope, the thermometer, the blood-pressure cuff, and the electrocardiogram became standard medical tools. Clayton Dalton, The New Yorker, "Why a Negative Test Doesn’t Guarantee You Don’t Have the Coronavirus," 16 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of electrocardiogram

1895, in the meaning defined above

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“Electrocardiogram.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/electrocardiogram. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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electrocardiogram

noun
elec·​tro·​car·​dio·​gram | \ -ˈkärd-ē-ə-ˌgram How to pronounce electrocardiogram (audio) \

Medical Definition of electrocardiogram

: the tracing made by an electrocardiograph also : the procedure for producing an electrocardiogram

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