elec·​tro·​car·​dio·​gram | \ i-ˌlek-trō-ˈkär-dē-ə-ˌgram \

Definition of electrocardiogram

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

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The Apple Watch Series 4 will include a more advanced heart-monitoring technology called electrocardiogram. Angela Chen, The Verge, "Why an Apple Watch with EKG matters," 12 Sep. 2018 The combination of the electrodes and the optical heart rate monitor make the Series 4 a powerful, at-home health device that can detect too-low and too-high heart rates, check for signs of atrial fibrillation, measure electrocardiograms, and more. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "You can preorder the Apple Watch Series 4 today, starting at $399," 14 Sep. 2018 The Series 4 watch is the first to receive clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to perform an electrocardiogram and measure a heart’s electrical activity. Tripp Mickle, WSJ, "Apple Launches New iPhones (Again). Here’s a Guide.," 21 Sep. 2018 Previous Apple Watches have always had a heart monitor, but the new version can perform an electrocardiogram (also known as EKG or ECG), a test that measures the electrical activity of your heartbeat. Korin Miller, SELF, "Here’s What Cardiologists Say About the Apple Watch’s New Heart Monitoring Features," 14 Sep. 2018 But Alana’s electrocardiogram, which checks the electrical activity of the heart, revealed no issues. Tony Dajer, Discover Magazine, "Vertigo, Panic and Trouble Breathing: What's Going On Here?," 19 Oct. 2018 The Series 4 watch can now give users an electrocardiogram (ECG)—something which, up 'til now, has never been available over the counter and direct to consumers. Teen Vogue, "Apple Watch Series 4 Detects Falls and Gives Electrocardiograms," 12 Sep. 2018 Improving from watchOS 4’s heart rate spikes alerts, the new Apple Watch will also offer new health features that detect unusually low heart rate, irregular rhythm symptomatic of atrial fibrillation, and take electrocardiograms. Natt Garun, The Verge, "The four biggest announcements from the Apple September event," 12 Sep. 2018 Beside a spit of land jutting into a swampy enclosure, a female crocodile breaks the waterline, the bony ridges on her back jagged like an electrocardiogram. Krista Stevens, Longreads, "On Saving the Cuban Crocodile from American Invasion," 22 June 2018

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1895, in the meaning defined above

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elec·​tro·​car·​dio·​gram | \ -ˈkärd-ē-ə-ˌgram \

Medical Definition of electrocardiogram

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

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