The apex of the heart, consisting of the left ventricle, is responsible for regulating ventricular contraction and sending and receiving information signals from the heart's atrial nodes, according to The apex... More » Science Human Anatomy Organs

Normal apical pulse varies depending on the age of the individual whose pulse is being taken. A normal resting heart rate for an adult is between 60 and 100 beats per minute, according to WebMD. More » Health Medical Ranges & Levels

Listening to the apical pulse allows medical professionals to measure cardiac function, according to ATI Nursing Education. To take an apical pulse, a doctor or a nurse has to listen directly to the heart beat, which all... More » Health Diagnostics & Imaging
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