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what would damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle result in?

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Dr. Randy Kiewe
26 years experience Cardiology
Mitral regurgitation: Damage to the chordae tendinae would result in problems with the closure and sealing of the mitral valve, and would lead to mitral regurgitation, or leaking, and possibly heart failure.
Answered on Nov 27, 2017
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
50 years experience Cardiology
Chordae: 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 Jul 21, 2013

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