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What year was the electrocardiogram invented?

An early version of the elecetrocardiogram was first employed in 1872. EKG/ECGs originally employed a Lippman Capillary Electrometer as a way to track the patient's pulse. T (MORE)

What is an electrocardiogram?

Electrocardiograph (ECG, or EKG [from the German  Elektrokardiogramm]) is a transthoracic interpretation of the  electrical activity of the heart over time captured and exte (MORE)
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Why is an electrocardiogram called an EKG?

because in Germany they called it an electrokardiogram. and EKG stuck. but cardio is greek deriviative and in English we say ECG... but its still easier and rolls off the tong (MORE)
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What does electrocardiogram record?

an electrocardiogram records the electrical activity of the heart, with this you can see the rhythm of the heart and the way it is contracting. This is a great diagnostic tool (MORE)

What is electrocardiogram?

An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is the display or record of the electrical activity of the heart. It picks up electrical impulses generated by the polarization and depolariz (MORE)

In an electrocardiogram what is a U wave?

A U-wave is a wave which occurs after the T-wave. It can be made prominent by certain pathologies, particularly certain electrolyte imbalances, but research within the past de (MORE)

Why do you not see on an electrocardiogram the repolarization of the atria?

You can't see atrial repolarization on surface ECGs because it's too small a current to get out of the body at the voltages present in the heart. Atrial repolarization is als (MORE)