What is the name of the paper of the result of the ECG?

I saw someone (non native English speaker) who called it "tracing", I would like to ensure it and to know if there are alternatives for that.

picture of a paper with ECG tracings on it


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ECG plots (tracings) are usually drawn on graph paper.
The paper is moved below a pen so the x-axis (paper direction) corresponds to time and spiking can be observed or any irregularities.

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Having worked with them for many years, I can tell you confidently that it's called simply the ECG - or in the USA, the EKG.


The result of the ECG- the strip of paper together with the information on it- can be referred to as a trace.

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