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Electrocardiograph
A machine or device used to record an electrocardiogram, also known as an EKG or ECG. The ECG recorded by the electrocardiograph translates the electrical impulses generated in the heart into wave-like signals that is recorded on paper, and used to diagnose many conditions of the heart. Many heart conditions have characteristic ECG’s that aid the physician in making a diagnosis or directing care.

 

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