- a device that determines cardiac output by recording the movements of the body caused by contraction of the heart and ejection of blood into the aorta.
Origin of ballistocardiograph
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- A device used to determine the volume of blood passing through the heart in a specific period of time and the force of cardiac contraction by measuring the body's recoil as blood is ejected from the ventricles with each heartbeat.
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