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what is the function of the valve tendons

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Dr. Louis Grenzer
54 years experience Cardiology
Chordae tendineae: They attach to the inside of the heart and to the valve so that the valve does not close too far and leak.
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Tendons: Chordae tendineae attach to papillary muscle.

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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Chordae tendineae: Chordae tendineae are the support structures of the heart valves and the ventricles themselves. It has now been shown that when the mitral valve is r ... Read More
Dr. Rodney Del Valle
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Heart strings: Cord like tendons that connect the papillary muscle to the tricuspid and mitral valve. By relaxing during atrial systole blood pass to the ventricle a ... Read More
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Dr. Rick Koch
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21 years experience Cardiology
False tendons : In the left ventricular apex are associated with more pvcs but otherwise harmless.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alon Gitig
19 years experience Cardiology
May be normal: The aortic valve is comprised of three leaflets, or cusps, that swing open and closed. Approximately 1% of the population is born with only 2 cups. Th ... Read More
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Dr. Bennett Werner
43 years experience Cardiology
Mitral valve: Books call it the bicuspid valve. Doctors call it the mitral valve. It opens to allow filling of the left ventricle during diastole. It closes when th ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Mitral valve: Bicuspid means "two leaflets". The only "normal" bicuspid valve in the heart is the mitral valve. It sits between the left atrium and left ventricle. ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Stern
45 years experience Cardiology
Prevents backflow: It prevents blood from going backwards from the left ventricle to the left atrium with each beat of the heart.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Jost
35 years experience Cardiology
See below: The aortic valve is the outflow valve and it is located on the left side of the heart. It opens to allow blood to leave the left ventricle and it clos ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bart Denys
38 years experience Cardiology
Aortic Valve: The aortic valve is an integral part of the heart and is located between the left ventricle and the aorta. It opens when the left ventricle contracts ... Read More
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A 79-year-old male asked:
Dr. Randy Stevens
23 years experience General Surgery
Unknown, encouraging: Transcutaneous aortic valve replacement is a new technology. The valve itself is placed by cushing the old valve in place. It is used when the stand ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
Flow direction: Pulmonic valve like all other heart valves, directs the flow from one chamber to another, in this case from the right ventricle to the lungs. It allo ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
To direct flow: A heart valve functions to allow unidirectional blood flow. When chambers of the heart contract, one heart valve will open and one will close; this ef ... Read More
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