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What structure does the chordae tendinae hold in place?

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Dr. Mark Stern
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: The valvular leaflet

The chordae hold the mitral and tricuspid valve leaflets like cords on a parachute.

In brief: The valvular leaflet

The chordae hold the mitral and tricuspid valve leaflets like cords on a parachute.
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Dr. Mark Stern
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Dr. SREEDHAR POLAVARAPU
Internal Medicine

In brief: The valvular leaflet

Mitral and tricuspid valves.

In brief: The valvular leaflet

Mitral and tricuspid valves.
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Dr. SREEDHAR POLAVARAPU
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Dr. SREEDHAR POLAVARAPU
Internal Medicine

In brief: The valvular leaflet

Mitral valve.

In brief: The valvular leaflet

Mitral valve.
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology

In brief: The valvular leaflet

The chordae tendinae function like the chords on a parachute that attach to the chute mechanism. Without the chords to provide tension and anchor the chute against the air, the chute would fail and the parachute would not function.
Likewise the chordae support the valve leaflets and allow them to line up and formn a functional seal. Abnormal chordae can cause a valve to leak or open ineffectively.

In brief: The valvular leaflet

The chordae tendinae function like the chords on a parachute that attach to the chute mechanism. Without the chords to provide tension and anchor the chute against the air, the chute would fail and the parachute would not function.
Likewise the chordae support the valve leaflets and allow them to line up and formn a functional seal. Abnormal chordae can cause a valve to leak or open ineffectively.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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