apex of heart

a·pex of heart

[TA]
the blunt extremity of the heart formed by the left ventricle. See: apex beat.
Synonym(s): apex cordis [TA], vertex cordis
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General physical examination detected no abnormality except a thrill on apex of heart. Auscultation revealed a continuous murmur.
After a median sternotomy, the apex of heart was found to be on the right; the pulmonary artery was on the right in relation to the aorta; the right atrium was on the left side, and the left ventricle on the right.