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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In all individuals, the right coronary artery originated the subsinusal interventricular branch, which was invariably placed in homonymous groove, and ended in the apex of the heart in four individuals (two males and two females) (66.
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