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Displaced Apex Beat

 
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Overview

  • Feel For

  • The apex beat palpable in the axilla.
  • Causes of Displaced Apex Beat

  • Cardiomegaly - idiopathic, cardiomyopathy, congestive cardiac failure, aortic regurgitation, mitral regurgitation, ventricular septal defect
  • Right-sided tension pneumothorax
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