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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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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