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What is the structure of mitral valve?

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Dr. Alon Gitig
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: Not just the leaflet

The mitral valve has two leaflets that open and shut.
However, there is an important supporting structure. The leaflets attach to thin chordae tendinae, dental floss-like chords that connect leaflets to papillary muscles. The pap muscles are bands of muscle tissue arising from the wall of the heart, whose contraction and relaxation transmit force to the leaflets.

In brief: Not just the leaflet

The mitral valve has two leaflets that open and shut.
However, there is an important supporting structure. The leaflets attach to thin chordae tendinae, dental floss-like chords that connect leaflets to papillary muscles. The pap muscles are bands of muscle tissue arising from the wall of the heart, whose contraction and relaxation transmit force to the leaflets.
Dr. Alon Gitig
Dr. Alon Gitig
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Dr. Bennett Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: See below

A picture is worth a thousand words: see http://www.
Bing.Com/images/search?Q=mitral+valve&id=b629616fa1131ef62bfb44820075cf6f6b4b8673&form=iqfrba the mitral valve has 2 leaflets tethered by chordae tendinae, attached to 2 papillary muscles and bordered by the fibrous mitral annulus.

In brief: See below

A picture is worth a thousand words: see http://www.
Bing.Com/images/search?Q=mitral+valve&id=b629616fa1131ef62bfb44820075cf6f6b4b8673&form=iqfrba the mitral valve has 2 leaflets tethered by chordae tendinae, attached to 2 papillary muscles and bordered by the fibrous mitral annulus.
Dr. Bennett Werner
Dr. Bennett Werner
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