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Synonyms for apex

culmination

highest point

Synonyms for apex

Synonyms for apex

the highest point (of something)

the point on the celestial sphere toward which the sun and solar system appear to be moving relative to the fixed stars

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Abnormal localization of the cardiac apex, a common atrioventricular canal, anomalous systemic venous return (eg, bilateral superior vena cava, interruption of the inferior vena cava with azygos continuation), atrial and ventricular malformations and septal defects, absent coronary sinus, malpo sition or transposition of the great arteries, pulmonic stenosis, pulmonary atresia, patent ductus arteriosus, and anomalous pulmonary venous connection have often been described.
When situs inversus is seen with dextrocardia, the cardiac apex is located along the right side of the thorax and the base-to-apex axis of the heart is pointed toward the right.
The following anomalies were detected in our cohort: rudimentary right coronary artery (10 cases), left anterior descending artery (LAD) terminating before the cardiac apex (9 cases), intermediary artery (6 cases), and LAD and circumflex arteries appearing to arise from separate ostiums (2 cases).
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