electrical heart position

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e·lec·tri·cal heart po·si·tion

a description of the heart's assumed electrical habitus based upon the form of the QRS complexes in leads aVL, aVF, V1, and V6. Sometimes loosely (and inaccurately) used to describe the frontal plane electric axis.
Synonym(s): heart position
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First, this maneuver would lead to a variation of the blood pressure transducer position, which is referred to as the heart position (this relationship between heart position and change in pressure transducer position when PLR is initiated from the semi-recumbent position is presented in [Figure 1]) during PLR, which is easily ignored.
However, PLR might be easier when starting from a supine position, which is without the variation of pressure transducer position (this relationship between heart position and change in pressure transducer position when PLR is initiated from the supine position is shown in [Figure 2]).
The chest X-ray shows the heart position and size, atelectasis, acute respiratory infection, vascular markings and elevated hemidiaphragm.
2000), particularly heart position and size of vascular lung (Lillywhite, 1987b), which reflect strategies to adapt to gravitational variations in those habitats.