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What Is The Function Of The Chordae Tendinae And Papillary Muscles
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
Papillary muscles: They are papillary muscles.Get a more detailed answer ›
The mitral &: Tricuspid.Get a more detailed answer ›
TEE: Tee is the best way to evaluate papillary muscles. ...Read more
When measuring septal(basal)thickness in parasternal long axis,at end diastole, usually how many mm is papillary muscle which is excluded from septum?
Not for this forum: You are asking very technical questions which should be addressed by your cardiologist. ...Read more
My echo says my mitral valve anterior papillary muscle is "prominent." does prominent = hypertrophic? Or would they have said hypertrophic if it was?
Hard to say: Tough to tell. Usually whenever i see that reference it is describing mild thickening or simply a visual impression of an entity slightly more obvious than usual. Obviously without seeing the images i can't be certain, but i would wager it is a simple observation that holds little meaning or significance. That's a gentle way of saying if i were you i wouldn't be concerned. ...Read more
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