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the angle between the heart and the diaphragm at either the right or left side of the cardiac projection on imaging (usually the chest x-ray film). The right cardiophrenic angle is normally indistinguishable from the cardiohepatic angle radiographically but may be bridged by the inferior vena cava.
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car·di·o·phren·ic an·gle(kahr'dē-ō-fren'ik ang'gĕl)
The angle between the heart and the diaphragm at either side of the cardiac projection, usually as seen in a posteroanterior chest x-ray.
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The medial inferior corner of the pulmonary cavity bordered by the heart and diaphragm.
See also: angle
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