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What Is The Significance Of Nonfunctional Or Defective Chordae Tendinae
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
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
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
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
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
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
The mitral &: Tricuspid.Get a more detailed answer ›
I was wondering does the chorda tympani nerve carry vibrations that travels via the internal auditory meatus ?
Branch of Facial n: Chorda tympani is a branch of the mastoid segment of the facial nerve. Contain preganglionic parasympathetic fibers which innervate the submandibular and sublingual glands. Also contains afferent taste fibers from anterior 2/3rds of the tongue destined for nucleus of solitary tract. Does not travel through internal acoustic meatus. ...Read more
Hello. My husband just got his blood work back and his iron level was slightly elevated at 169 ug/dl. Is this bad & what is the significance of it?
Mri: consistent with a cyst in the medical aspect of the left temporal lobe inferior to temporal horn. Cyst of uncertain significance.... Is this bad?
Unknown: Most cysts in this region are of no significance, however, without seeing the images, it is impossible to be certain. You should ask your doctor for more information. ...Read more
If you have fever, and are dehydrated (heart rate above 120 bpm) you need to get to the er for hydration.
If you are keeping up on your fluids and you have no fever or pain then the brat diet can help you supplement immodium. This is a diet where you use bananas, rice or rice water, apple (peeled) or applesauce and unbuttered toast. This can provide some natural bulking up and enough nutrition. ...Read more
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