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What is the significance of nonfunctional or defective chordae tendinae?

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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: Heart disease

The chordae are support structures for the mitral and tricuspid valves.
When they are damaged, valvar insufficiency results. This can be severe enough to cause congestive heart failure either acute or chronic.

In brief: Heart disease

The chordae are support structures for the mitral and tricuspid valves.
When they are damaged, valvar insufficiency results. This can be severe enough to cause congestive heart failure either acute or chronic.
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Dr. Calvin Weisberger
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Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: See earlier

Please see my earlier answer regarding damaged chordae.

In brief: See earlier

Please see my earlier answer regarding damaged chordae.
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
Dr. Shahin Tavackoli
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