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anterior surface of heart


Definition: external aspect of the heart, facing the anterior thoracic wall, composed mostly of the wall of the right ventricle (2/3) and some of the left ventricle (1/3).

Synonym(s): facies sternocostalis cordisTA, sternocostal surface of heartTA, facies anterior cordis

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