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How does a chordae tendinae rupture?

How does a chordae tendinae rupture?

Usually wear & tear: Most cases of chordae tendinae rupture are because of degeneration after years of routine "wear and tear" leads to thickening and retraction. Rarely, it can occur due to infection (endocarditis), either acutely, or later if fibrosis develops and distorts the chorda. If a mitral valve is extremely "floppy", i.e. Mv prolapse, the flopping leaflet may pull the chorda hard enough to tear it. ...Read more

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What is the consequences of a ruptured chordae tendinae on the right ventrical?

Rupture chordea: it is like an anchor line to fix a tent onto the ground. chordae rupture makes the valve lose its functional closing effect disrupting efficient pumping effect of the heart. ...Read more

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What could happen if the chordae tendinae ruptured in right valve area?

What could happen if the chordae tendinae ruptured in right valve area?

Leaking valve: A rupture of the chordae tendinae of the mitral valve would result in severe leakage so that blood would flow backwards into the left atrium when the ventricle contracts. This would lead to shortness of breath. Fortunately, that is fairly rare. ...Read more

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What would be a long term effects of having a ruptured/redundant chordae tendinae? There is a chance i might have one. Could that have cause my stroke

What would be a long term effects of having a ruptured/redundant chordae tendinae? There is a chance i might have one. Could that have cause my stroke

Mitral valve : Problems are common, -, this could lead to other cardiac problems- dought relation to strokes, see cardiologist- my dad lived 40 years with it!- again, see cardiologist. ...Read more

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What is the position of chordae tendinae?

They attach: Wall of right and left ventricles to tricuspid and mitral valves respectively. ...Read more

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What is the function of the chordae tendinae?

What is the function of the chordae tendinae?

Hold valve: Think of valve as a parachute, chordae tendinae are the "ropes" that anchor the valve leaflets or cusps to the heart muscle. Heart muscle contraction pulls on these cords to close the valve, when when heart relaxes then the valve opens. They are an important part of the heart valve apparatus. ...Read more

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What is the significance of nonfunctional or defective chordae tendinae?

What is the significance of nonfunctional or defective chordae tendinae?

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. ...Read more

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Are the chordae tendinae located in both ventricles?

Yes: These serve as the support "strings" for the mitral & tricuspid valves. ...Read more

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What structure does the chordae tendinae hold in place?

What structure does the chordae tendinae hold in place?

The valvular leaflet: The chordae hold the mitral and tricuspid valve leaflets like cords on a parachute. ...Read more

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