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

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli answered

Specializes in Cardiology

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 Nov 28, 2017

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Dr. Nassir Azimi answered

Specializes in Interventional Cardiology

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 Jul 18, 2013

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