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what is the significance of a heart valve tendon

A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 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
Dr. Rick Koch answered
22 years experience Cardiology
False tendons : In the left ventricular apex are associated with more pvcs but otherwise harmless.

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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Louis Grenzer
55 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.
A 27-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
Not sure: Not sure what this means. I have never heard of an extra heart valve. There are cases when a person is born with a quadricuspid aortic valve (one le ... Read More
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Dr. Budi Bahureksa
31 years experience Cardiology
Abnormal: It may affect the other valve and cause irregular heart beats and heart failure.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
Depends on degree: This depends on the degree of tightness (stenosis). In the US, the aortic valve is the most common valve affected by this condition. If the valve is c ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen L Roth
47 years experience Internal Medicine
It depends: There are many causes of a "distressed" valave and the significance depend on the cause as well as on the extent of the"distress.".
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
31 years experience Cardiology
Restricted flow: A heart valve that is narrowed has a restriction on the amount of blood that can flow across it as the heart pumps. This restriction, often referred t ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bac Nguyen
23 years experience Family Medicine
Not in adults: Many many children have a "heart mummurs" or so called leaky valves and often they do disappear by adolescent age or earlier. Unfortunately for adults ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bennett Werner
44 years experience Cardiology
Too broad: Your question is too broad to answer. Please restate with your actual concern.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fenster
31 years experience Cardiology
Definition: Heart valves function to seal a chamber (closed) so blood can fill. When the chamber contracts the valve opens to allow blood to exit. When the valve ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Rasak
33 years experience Cardiology
Depends: The 4 main valves in the heart are the mitral valve , aortic valve , pulmonic valve and tricuspid valve. The left sided valves are the mitral and aort ... Read More
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