ballistocardiograph


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bal·lis·to·car·di·o·graph

 (bə-lĭs′tō-kär′dē-ə-grăf′)
n.
A device used to determine the volume of blood passing through the heart in a specific period of time and the force of cardiac contraction by measuring the body's recoil as blood is ejected from the ventricles with each heartbeat.


bal·lis′to·car′di·og′ra·phy (-ŏg′rə-fē) n.
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Noun1.ballistocardiograph - a medical instrument that measures the mechanical force of cardiac contractions and the amount of blood passing through the heart during a specified period by measuring the recoil of the body as blood is pumped from the ventriclesballistocardiograph - a medical instrument that measures the mechanical force of cardiac contractions and the amount of blood passing through the heart during a specified period by measuring the recoil of the body as blood is pumped from the ventricles
cardiac monitor, heart monitor - a piece of electronic equipment for continual observation of the function of the heart
medical instrument - instrument used in the practice of medicine
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The cardiac output in man; Studies with the low frequency, critically-damped ballistocardiograph and the method of right atrial catheterization.
For example, the ballistocardiograph and electrocardiograph were used to measure electrical activity in the heart following exercise (vs.
HRV recording systems have ranged from electrocardiogram (ECG) (Cassirame, Stuckey, Sheppard, & Tordi, 2013; Toufan, Kazemi, Akbarzadeh, Ataei, & Khalili, 2012) to more accessible systems like heart rate monitors (Gamelin, Baquet, Berthoin, & Bosquet, 2008; Parrado et al., 2010), to indirect measures using techniques such as photoplethysmograph (Capdevila, Moreno, Movellan, Parrado, & Ramos-Castro, 2012; Poh, McDuff, & Picard, 2010) or ballistocardiograph (Friedrich, Aubert, Fuhr, & Brauers, 2010; Ramos-Castro et al., 2012).