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Cardiothoracic ratio

cardiothoracic ratio

cardiothoracic ratio car·di·o·tho·rac·ic ratio (kär’dē-ō-thə-rās’ĭk)
The transverse diameter of the heart, as determined by x-ray examination, compared with that of the thoracic cage, used to help determine enlargement of the heart.


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