The Apex of the Heart : location and formation

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The Apex of the Heart : location and formation

This blunt apex is formed from by the left ventricle, which points inferolaterally.
The apex is located posterior to the left 5th intercostal space in adults, 7 to 9 cm from the median plane, and just left of the midclavicular line.


The apex beat is an impulse imparted by the hear; it is its point of maximal pulsation or the lowest, most lateral point at which pulsation can be felt.

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