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what is the function of the chordae tendinae and papillary muscles?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
23 years experience Cardiology
See earlier: Please see my earlier answer to the same question. The papillary muscles are part of the apparatus of the valve, they connect the chordae to the ventricle and support the valve and the ventricle.
Answered on Nov 28, 2017
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Dr. Nassir Azimi
23 years experience Interventional Cardiology
Structure o valve: The valve leaflets are tethered by the chordae tendinae and the papilary muscles. The contraction of the papilary muscles then in turn cause movement of teh valve leaflets allowing opening.
Answered on Jul 18, 2013

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