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An instrument used in the detection and diagnosis of heart abnormalities that measures electrical potentials on the body surface and generates a record of the electrical currents associated with heart muscle activity. Also called cardiograph.

e·lec′tro·car′di·o·graph′ic (-grăf′ĭk) adj.
e·lec′tro·car′di·o·graph′i·cal·ly adv.
e·lec′tro·car′di·og′ra·phy (-kär′dē-ŏg′rə-fē) n.
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Adj.1.electrocardiographic - of or relating to an electrocardiograph
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Minimally invasive prolonged electrocardiographic monitoring with insertable cardiac monitors might help hasten detection and treatment of AF, but diagnostic yield in high-risk patients has been unclear.
Practice Standards for electrocardiographic monitoring in hospital settings: an American Heart Association scientific statement from the Councils on Cardiovascular Nursing, Clinical Cardiology, and Cardiovascular Disease in the Young: endorsed by the International Society of Computerized Electrocardiology and the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses.
Disturbances of rate, rhythm, and conduction in acute myocardial infarction: a prospective study of 100 consecutive unselected patients with the aid of electrocardiographic monitoring.
The following values were achieved: mean arterial pressure of 90 mmHg, central venous pressure of about 5 mmHg, pulmonary capillary "wedge" of around 12 mmHg with electrocardiographic monitoring which registered rare premature ventricular beats.
The cardiologist was equipped with exercise testing equipment, an ambulatory electrocardiographic monitoring system, and transthoracic echocardiography capabilities.
M2 PHARMA-April 23, 2015-Study Finds that Continuous Electrocardiographic Monitoring Increases Detection, Diagnosis of Silent Atrial Fibrillation
Objective: In addition to ambulatory Holter electrocardiographic recording and transtelephonic electrocardiographic monitoring (TTM) a cardiac remote monitoring system can provide an automatic warning function through the general packet radio service (GPRS) network enabling earlier diagnosis treatment and improved outcome of cardiac diseases.
The project envisages mounting in the steering wheel two electric poles for electrocardiographic monitoring and sensors to detect pulse waves created in blood vessels when blood is sent from the heart.
Prognostic value of electrocardiographic monitoring of patients with severe diphtheria.
Pulse oximetry and electrocardiographic monitoring were applied.
Electrocardiographic monitoring may be required after ingestion, since malignant tachyarrhythmias can appear after overdose.
Isoproterenol and atropine tests, under careful electrocardiographic monitoring, may also be useful for diagnosis.