precordium


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precordium

 [pre-kor´de-um] (pl. precor´dia) (L.)
the region over the heart and lower thorax; adj., adj precor´dial.
Precordial points of the heart. From Lammon et al., 1995.

pre·cor·di·um

(prē-kōr'dē-ŭm),
Singular of precordia.

precordium

/pre·cor·di·um/ (-kor´de-um) pl. precor´dia   the region of the anterior surface of the body covering the heart and lower thorax.precor´dial

precordium

[-kôr′dē·əm]
Etymology: L, prae, before, cor, heart
the part of the front of the chest wall that overlays the heart and the epigastrium. precordial, adj.
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Precordium

pre·cor·di·um

(prē-kōr'dē-ŭm)
Singular of precordia.
Synonym(s): praecordium.

precordium

area of the chest wall over which the heart contractions can be palpated and auscultated; typically it is found on the ventral third of the left chest wall behind the elbow, which may be advanced cranially for better access.
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Commotio Cordis Registry illustrated the dangers implicit in striking the chest sharply in any way including lightly or inadvertently Because of these dangers, the investigators recommended the development of chest protectors that more reliably cover the precordium and more efficiently prevent ventricular fibrillation following a precordial blow (JAMA 287[9]:1142-46, 2002).
A grade II/VI injection murmur, thought to be a heroic murmur, was audible over the precordium.
During the first postpartum day, the subcutaneous swelling abated and crepitations were audible over the precordium in phase with cardiac systole (Hamman's sign).
On auscultation of precordium, first and second heart sounds were normal, with ejection systolic click followed by grade 4 early systolic murmur radiating to both carotids which increased in intensity on expiration.
Objective: The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of mobile phone (MP) on cardiac electrical activity by examining the heart rate variability (HRV), UT, P dispersions and blood pressure (BP) while the MP is located on the precordium.
This is accomplished by strapping the transmitter of a phonendoscope to the precordium.
Assessments in the cardiac portion of an exam should include inspection (visible cardiac impulses on the precordium are sometimes a bad sign), palpation, and auscultation, he said.
If the palpitations are sporadic, the primary care physician can order an events recorder for the child, who then takes it home for 30 days and places it over the precordium when experiencing palpitations.
In cardiovascular, there is a continuous machinery murmur over the precordium, radiating to the back with a palpable thrill.
He had palpable hepatosplenomegaly, but no murmur was detected in the precordium.