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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 ›
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
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 more
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
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
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 more
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
Yes: These serve as the support "strings" for the mitral & tricuspid valves. ...Read more
I've been told I have loose chordae tendinae. Could this have been misinterperated on the echo and be something else?
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
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
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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