cardiotachometer


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cardiotachometer

[¦kärd·ē·ō·tə′käm·əd·ər]
(medicine)
An electronic amplifier that times and records pulse rates of the heart.
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The HR was determined using a telemetric cardiotachometer (Polar[R], Finland).
The latter has been performed by placing an electrode inside the mother's vagina and over the scalp of the fetus, fixing it with a plate to the mother's thigh; the signal detected is then amplified in a monitor including a cardiotachometer that measures the fetal heart rate (FHR) (1).
I also produced a cardiotachometer which indicated the heart rate in the form of a continuous paper record which was of special value to the anaesthetist when new [especially cardio-thoracic] surgical procedures were being used" (3).