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2014-07-02 19:50:20
2014-07-02 19:50:20

The apex in the heart is the lowest outer part of the heart. Its function is to pump blood from the left atrium.

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The apex is mostly used as a reference point for the rest of the parts of the heart. Technically it's part of the myocardium, so there isn't a definite function.


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By definition, apex is the lowermost and outermost portion of the heart. So it has to be inferior.


same as the function of your heart


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the bottom/point of the heart is called the apex


The apex is the lowest part of the heart, and is formed by the most inferior part of the left ventricle. So to answer your question, inferiorly.


The base of the heart is the superior surface. The apex is inferior.



Because when the heart first forms in the fetus, it is swapped around. It first forms with apex on top and during maturity of the fetus it swaps around.



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