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Doctor insights on: What Are The Enlarged Muscles In Ventricles Attached To Chordae Tendinae

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It is a body tissue that has the ability to contract. It shortens and generates force. It relaxes and returns to its original length. Muscles move joints, stabilize the body, move air and food through the organs, act as valves for bladder, bowel and other organs. They control movement of the eyes. They help us express ourselves by changing the shape of our ...Read more


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What are the enlarged muscles in ventricles attached to chordae tendinae known as?

What are the enlarged muscles in ventricles attached to chordae tendinae known as?

Papillary muscle: The papillary muscles attach to the cusps of the atrioventricular valves (a.K.A. The mitral and tricuspid valves) via the chordae tendinae and contract to prevent inversion or prolapse of these valves. ...Read more

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What are the enlarged muscles attached to chordae tendinae?

Papillary muscles: The papillary muscles are the muscular attachments of the chordae. These along with the valve leaflets and annuli are the mitral and tricuspid apparati. ...Read more

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

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

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. ...Read more

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What is the result of damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle?

What is the result of damage to the chordae tendinae in the left ventricle?

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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What is the function of the chordae tendinae and papillary muscles?

Structure o valve: The valve leaflets are tethered by the chordae tendinae and the papilary muscles. The contraction of the papilary muscles then in turn cause movement of teh valve leaflets allowing opening. ...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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Just out of interest, which ventricle chamber (the left or right) Is supposed to be the biggest in the heart(not the muscle)?

Just out of interest, which ventricle chamber (the left or right) Is supposed to be the biggest in the heart(not the muscle)?

Anatomy: The volumes of the ventricles are the same if all is normal. The mass of the left ventricle is normally more than the right. The shapes of the ventricles are different. ...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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I've been told I have loose chordae tendinae. Could this have been misinterperated on the echo and be something else?

I've been told I have loose chordae tendinae. Could this have been misinterperated on the echo and be something else?

Valve prolapse: chordae tendenae in a structure that normally exist in every heart, it is related to 2 of the valves of the heart: the mitral valve and the tricuspid valve it is like a tendon that connect the undersurface of these valves to a strong muscle, in order to make sure the valve close in the proper line. diseases of the chordae can make the valve either narrow or loose and leaking in the wrong direction ...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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Why do the semilunar valves not have chordae tendinae?

Why do the semilunar valves not have chordae tendinae?

Not a good answer: You aren't going to like this: it's the way god made them. It is the intrinsic nature of the semilunar valves that they don't have chordae.(it's like asking, why do we have only 2 arms and not 3?). ...Read more

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Can you tell me the range of tension that the chordae tendinae exerts during heart pumping?

Can you tell me the range of tension that the chordae tendinae exerts during heart pumping?

Yes: Good question but wondering why you asked. I had to look it up. The tension is higher with higher stroke volumes and appears to be 50-75 gms. ...Read more

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Where is the chordae tendinae located?

Where is the chordae tendinae located?

Inside the ventricle: Chordae attach the valve to its papillary muscles. They are located on the ventricular side of the valve. ...Read more

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Enlarged Muscles (Definition)

Enlarged muscles is a symptom in which a person's muscles are bigger than those of an average, normal person the same size, gender, and age. Muscles can enlarge due to exercise or due to abnormal storage ...Read more