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

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There, Gracie was given a series of tests including an electrocardiogram (EKG), a head scan, and blood pressure tests — all of which came back normal. Dave Quinn, PEOPLE.com, "Tennessee Woman Calls Attention to Rare Medical Condition Triggered by Styling Children's Hair," 16 July 2019 Other checks included electrocardiograms before and after, and tests of hand strength. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Can a single pill keep you healthy to 100?," 10 July 2019 Most notably, the Series 4 includes an electrical heart sensor that allows users to take an electrocardiogram, or ECG. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Apple Watch Series 4 sports biggest display yet on Apple’s wearable," 12 Sep. 2018 House Bill 76, Cody’s Law, makes electrocardiogram screenings a part of pre-participation athletic physicals. Elliott Lapin, Houston Chronicle, "Cody Stephens Foundation Big Event to take place on Aug. 17," 5 Aug. 2019 Further Reading Apple Watch Series 4 review: A bigger, better watchOS experience Apple Watch Series 4 devices all have built-in electrodes that can measure electrocardiograms, or ECGs. Valentina Palladino, Ars Technica, "Apple’s anticipated ECG app rolls out today in watchOS 5.1.2," 6 Dec. 2018 The new electrocardiogram, or ECG, app carries a potentially big benefit: helping catch silent killers like a heart-rhythm disorder known as atrial fibrillation that is missed in many patients who don’t have symptoms. Tripp Mickle, WSJ, "Apple Watch’s New Heart-Monitoring Functions Triggers Health Debate," 13 Sep. 2018 As diligent Quanta readers discovered, this sequence is a variant of the OEIS sequence number A064413, which is, in fact, known as the EKG sequence because of its resemblance to an electrocardiogram. Quanta Magazine, "Solution: ‘Be Still My Pulsating Sequence’," 25 Nov. 2015 If another team is faster in its turns, Crain compares colorful series plots that look like an electrocardiogram in a hospital and then digs deeper to identify the rudder and foil angle settings and the rate of turn. New York Times, "Sailing Into Uncharted Waters," 23 June 2019

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First Known Use of electrocardiogram

1895, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of electrocardiogram was in 1895

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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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