cardiac apex

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cardiac apex


pl. apices [L.] the pointed end of a cone-shaped part.
See also apical.

apex beat
see cardiac impulse.
cardiac apex
lies above the last sternebra and close to the sternal part of the diaphragm.
constricted apex
an apical foramen of a tooth is smaller than the adjacent root canal.
dilated apex
an apical foramen of a tooth is wider than the adjacent root canal.
nasal apex
the dorsal crescent of the snout of the pig.
tooth apex
end of a tooth root.
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From a developmental standpoint, dextroversion results from rotation of the cardiac apex to the right instead of left hemithorax during embryogenesis, resulting in anterior left-sided and posterior right-sided chambers.
The differential diagnosis of tall R waves in these leads includes right ventricular hypertrophy, ventricular septal hypertrophy, posterior myocardial infarct, right bundle branch block, ventricular preexcitation of the Wolff-Parkinson-White type, Duchenne's muscular dystrophy, dextrocardia and/or rightward displacement of the cardiac apex, and a normal variant (diagnosis of exclusion) (1).
A posteroanterior chest roentgenogram showed scoliosis, left-sided aortic arch, left-sided cardiac apex, dilated azygos vein, generalized cardiomegaly, prominent pulmonary trunk, and plethoric lungs (Figure 3a).

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