A 47-year-old member asked:
where can one feel her heartbeat on her body?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Axel Martinez-Irizarry answered
17 years experience Family Medicine
PMI: Point of maximum impulse (PMI), is the furthermost point outwards (laterally) and downwards (inferiorly) from the sternum at which the cardiac impulse can be felt. The normal apex beat can be palpated in the precordium left 5th intercostal space, at the point of intersection with the left midclavicular line. Pulse has multiple locations throughout body.
Answered on Jun 21, 2014
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