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what are the enlarged muscles in ventricles attached to chordae tendinae known as?

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Dr. Michael Fenster
30 years experience Cardiology
Papillary muscles: The ventricular tissue that give rise to the chordae are often referred to as papillary muscles.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Ibrahim Moussa
17 years experience Cardiology
Papillary muscle: The papillary muscles attach to the cusps of the atrioventricular valves (a.K.A. The mitral and tricuspid valves) via the chordae tendinae and contract to prevent inversion or prolapse of these valves.
Answered on Dec 18, 2014
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