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Where are the chordae tendinae located?
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Dr. Michael Fenster
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael Fenster
Dr. Michael Fenster
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Dr. Calvin Weisberger
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
In brief: Chordae
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: Chordae
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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