apex of the heart


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apex of the heart

the lowest superficial part of the heart, formed by the inferolateral part of the left ventricle.

apex of the heart

The tip of the left ventricle, opposite the base of the heart. The apex of the heart moves considerably with each heartbeat, and the point of maximal impulse (PMI) can be felt on the chest wall above the apex.
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The tip from one last pacemaker lead was left in place because it was heavily embedded in scar tissue at the apex of the heart.