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what is the significance of nonfunctional or defective chordae tendinae?

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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
22 years experience Cardiology
See earlier: Please see my earlier answer regarding damaged chordae.
Answered on Jul 20, 2012
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Heart disease: The chordae are support structures for the mitral and tricuspid valves. When they are damaged, valvar insufficiency results. This can be severe enough to cause congestive heart failure either acute or chronic.
Answered on Nov 3, 2015

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