The medical definition of Electrocardiogram is well defined on MedicalWordMeanings.com, a free online dictionary for defining medical terms used in the field of medicine!
An electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) is a test that checks for problems with the electrical activity of your heart. An ECG device translates the heart’s electrical activity into line tracings on paper. The spikes and dips in the line tracings are called waves. In simple terms, an ECG or EKG, is used to monitor your heart.
The following diagram illustrates how ECG machine is used to monitor the electrical activity of a patient’s heart.
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