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 device eventually got FDA clearance for its ability to do so (as well as for its electrocardiogram function). Yasmin Tayag, Fortune, 30 Sep. 2021 The stock price of iRhythm Technologies, a healthcare company that provides ambulatory electrocardiogram and cardiac monitoring products, has seen a rise of 27% over the last one month (twenty-one trading days). Trefis Team, Forbes, 29 Sep. 2021 The condition is usually diagnosed after a physical exam, family history, and diagnostic tests, including an electrocardiogram (ECG), cardiac MRI, stress test, holter and event monitors, and genetic testing, the AHA says. Korin Miller, Health.com, 29 Sep. 2021 One of the goals, Freeman said, is to perform a 12-lead electrocardiogram within 10 minutes of patient contact. Linda Gandee, cleveland, 6 Sep. 2021 Blood oxygen tracking is a good example of a feature that generally doesn’t have to be cleared, but all watches with electrocardiogram features in the United States have been evaluated by the FDA. Washington Post, 21 Aug. 2021 Also showing on the screen was an electrocardiogram that displayed the heart was pumping 70 beats per minute. Kristen Griffith, baltimoresun.com/maryland/carroll, 24 Aug. 2021 If there are any such concerns, then an electrocardiogram is recommended. Andy Golden, baltimoresun.com, 5 Aug. 2021 Her blood was drawn, and a urine sample was taken; she was also given an electrocardiogram, an ultrasound, and a chest X-ray. David Remnic, The New Yorker, 3 Aug. 2021

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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 20 Oct. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of electrocardiogram

: ekg


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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