A 30-year-old member asked:
What is the significance of nonfunctional or defective chordae tendinae?
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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.
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Last updated Nov 3, 2015
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