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Question PMI Palpation in the CS exam

How does one determine in the CS exam that PMI is displaced or not? Is it via auscultation? I was trained to do it via palpation. I have watched the csevideo and I have not seen the demonstrator ever palpate the chest.
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In reality, nobody is doing PMI palpation anymore because if you have any suspicion of cardiomegaly you'll do x ray or ECHO.

However, it's OK if you want to do it by palpation. Just don't do that with female patients.

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