Electrocardiogram

Alternative Names

ECG; EKG

Definition of Electrocardiogram

An electrocardiogram (ECG) is a test that records the electrical activity of the heart.

Review

David C. Dugdale, III, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Medicine, Department of Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/23/2010

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