Effects and mechanisms of left ventricular false tendons on functional mitral regurgitation in patients with severe cardiomyopathy Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Cardiomyopathies
  • Heart Ventricles
  • Mitral Valve Insufficiency
  • Tendons
  • Ventricular Dysfunction, Left

abstract

  • 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.

publication date

  • November 2009

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jtcvs.2008.10.056

PubMed ID

  • 19660373

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1123

end page

  • 8

volume

  • 138

number

  • 5