I know that the Apical Pulse or PMI or mitral valve or whatever you want to call it is located at the left 5th intercostal space, midclavicular line. Right?
Well I can never seem to feel it. Because on women, it's where their boobs are! And on men, they've got a huge pile of muscle there. And I know if you can you're supposed to try to lift the breast out of the way right? But unless I'm mistaken, it's smack dab under it a lot of the time. I'm as skinny and flat-chested as they come, and I have trouble finding it on myself.
Any tips? =/
P.S. Ahhh....my boards are in 9 hours! *scurries off to cramming*
:yeahthat: and apical-radial=pulse deficit
Last edit by emtb2rn on Aug 7, '07
: Reason: typed too quick.