Right border of heart
- The atrial portion is rounded and almost vertical; it is situated behind the third, fourth, and fifth right costal cartilages about 1.25 cm. from the margin of the sternum.
- The ventricular portion, thin and sharp, is named the acute margin; it is nearly horizontal, and extends from the sternal end of the sixth right coastal cartilage to the apex of the heart.
|Right border of heart
Sternocostal surface of heart. (Right margin visible but not labeled.)
|margo dexter cordis