Method Of Exam
|Author: A. Chandrasekhar, MD
||Consultant: R. Gunnar, MD
and R. Lichtenberg, MD
Inspect the precordium tangentially while the patient is laying flat in bed from either the patient's head or foot for symmetry and pulsations.
- The precordium is symmetrical.
- In thin individuals, the apical impulse is recognizable.
- Apical impulse is located in 5th interspace just internal to midclavicular line.
- The left precordium will dip slightly during systole.