* * *apex·car·dio·gram (a″peks-kahrґde-o-gram) a graphic record, in the form of a simple displacement curve, of the thrust of the apex of the heart as manifested on the surface of the body. Abbreviated ACG.
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E point — in the apexcardiogram, the peak of the large positive deflection that represents outward motion of the ventricle during systole; it normally coincides with the onset of ejection … Medical dictionary
O point — the nadir of the apexcardiogram, occurring in early diastole at the time of mitral valve opening … Medical dictionary
a wave — 1. in a tracing of the venous pulse, a positive deflection representing contraction of the right atrium, occurring just prior to the carotid arterial pulse and first heart sound. See also illustration at pulse. 2. in the electroretinogram, the… … Medical dictionary
rapid filling wave — in the apexcardiogram, the steep positive deflection following the O point, or mitral valve opening, representing the period of rapid blood flow into the left ventricle. Its transition to the slow filling wave is marked by the third heart sound … Medical dictionary
slow filling wave — in the apexcardiogram, the shallow sloped positive deflection following the rapid filling wave; it represents continued, but slowed, blood flow into the left ventricle … Medical dictionary
ACG — • accelerator globulin; • adjusted clinical group; • alternative care grant; • ambulatory care group; • American College of Gastroenterology; • angiocardiography, angiocardiogram; • aortocoronary graft; • apexcardiogram … Dictionary of medical acronyms & abbreviations