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Whatis that heart rate thingy called?

What's the name of the device they always show in movies and shows and stuff where it's a bobbing red line that generate peaks to measure heart rate? Then usually when someone dies, it's just a solid red line.
Sat, 27 Aug 2011
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It is called a heart rhythm monitor
General & Family Physician Dr. Pragnesh Vachharajani's  Response
hi,thanks for query.What you asking is thing called cardiac monitor,this machine makes graphical record cardiac activity.As you know heart has got a electrical circuit so that its activities can be recorded.This give valuable information about heart like,beating rate,pattern of beating,heart getting proper blood supply etc.
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Anesthesiologist Dr. Shivakumar. M. C.'s  Response
hi,
These monitors are called multi parameter monitor which monitors
1 electrical activity of heart/ ECG
2 oxygen saturation in blood/ SPO2
3 Intra arterial blood pressure monitor/ IABP
4 Non invasive blood pressure monitor/ NIBP
5 Respiratory rate monitor
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Whatis that heart rate thingy called?

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