What is the suprasternal notch ?
The suprasternal notch features in The English Patient as an erogenous zone.
Evaluative tests using the suprasternal notch
Intrathoracic pressure is measured by using a transducer held in such a way over the body that an actuator engages the soft tissue that is located above the suprasternal notch.
Arcot J. Chandrasekhar, MD, FRCP, FACP, FCCP of Loyola University, Chicago, is the author of an evaluative test for the aorta using the suprasternal notch. The test can help to recgonise the following conditions:
To carry out this test it is necessary to place an index finger or middle finger on the notch and palpate it. In a young normal person there should be no palpable pulse. Older patients will have a noticeable pulse. A prominent pulse could indicate aging,uncoiled aorta,arch aneurysm or hyperdynamic circulati ...more
The suprasternal notch is found at the superior border of the manubrium of the sternum, between the clavicular notches.