cardiac monitor


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car·di·ac mon·i·tor

an electronic monitor which, when connected to the patient, signals each heart beat with a flashing light, an electrocardiographic curve, an audible signal, or all three.

cardiac monitor

a device for the continuous observation of cardiac function. It may include electrocardiograph and oscilloscope readings, recording devices, and a visual and/or audible record of heart function and rhythm. An alarm system may be set to identify abnormal rhythms or heart rates.

car·di·ac mon·i·tor

(kahrdē-ak moni-tŏr)
An electronic monitor that, when connected to the patient, signals each heart beat with a flashing light, an electrocardiographic curve, an audible signal, or all three in combination.

cardiac monitor

A visual and/or audible recording of each electrical impulse or physical contraction of the heart.
See also: monitor
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