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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
Can papillary muscle dysfunction be present with only a faint murmur, but no symptoms at all, no prior heart attack, normal echo & ekg?
Confusing question: Papillary muscle dysfunction is diagnosed by echo. Therefore one cannot have a normal echo if they have papillary muscle dysfunction. Murmur is present when there is a valvular disease, but faint murmurs may be present with insignificant valvular disease. Such questions as you are asking can be confusing to both patients and the doctors. Ask your doctor to answer these questions for you. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Below: The chordae tendinae are attached to the underside of the tricuspid (right side of the heart between the right atrium and right ventricle) and the mitral valve (left side of the heart between the left atrium and left ventricle). The attach much the same way that the chords of a parachute attach to the chute. The transmit the forces to pull open the valve and align it to close properly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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