aortic thrill


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aortic thrill

Etymology: Gk, aeirein, to raise; AS, thyrlian
a palpable chest vibration caused by aortic stenosis or an aortic aneurysm. It is usually felt in systole by placing the flat of the hand or the fingertips on the second intercostal space to the right of the sternum.

aortic thrill

A thrill perceived over the aorta or aortic valve.
See also: thrill