Effects and mechanisms of left ventricular false tendons on functional mitral regurgitation in patients with severe cardiomyopathy
Mitral Valve Insufficiency
Ventricular Dysfunction, Left
Patients with false tendons and cardiomyopathy have less severe mitral regurgitation. The mechanism for the reduction in functional mitral regurgitation might be less mitral valve deformation, specifically lower coaptation depth and coaptation area when a false tendon is present.