mesocardia


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Related to mesocardia: levocardia, dextrocardia

mesocardia

 [mez″o-kahr´de-ah]
location of the apex of the heart in the midline of the thorax.
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mes·o·car·di·a

(mez'ō-kar'dē-ă),
1. Atypical position of the heart in a central position in the thorax, as in early embryonic life.
2. Plural of mesocardium.
[meso- + G. kardia, heart]
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mes·o·car·di·a

(mez'ō-kahr'dē-ă)
1. Atypical position of the heart in a central position in the thorax, as in early embryonic life.
2. Plural of mesocardium.
[meso- + G. kardia, heart]
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In this study, the type of cardiac malposition was determined by the cardiac base-apex axis as dextrocardia, mesocardia and levocardia.
Mesocardia was defined as location of the heart with the cardiac base-apex axis directed to the midline of the thorax or with ventricular apices equally directed to both right and left sides.