The violin heart

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dc.contributor.author Ker, James A.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-03-14T11:33:41Z
dc.date.available 2011-03-14T11:33:41Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.description.abstract Left ventricular false tendons are thin, fibromuscular structures which traverse the left ventricular cavity. They are thought to be intracavitary radiations of the bundle of His. Usually these tendons span between the interventricular septum and the lateral wall or a papillary muscle. They have been known to be a source of innocent and musical murmurs. In this case report a peculiar left ventricular false tendon is shown—one extending between the two papillary muscles, giving the appearance of a musical note. During ventricular diastole the tendon is pulled taut between the two heads of the papillary muscles and during ventricular systole the tendon relaxes. The echocardiographic characteristics and possible long term implications are discussed. en_US
dc.identifier.citation Ker, J 2010, 'The violin heart', Clinical Medicine Insights : Cardiology vol. 4, pp. 49–51. [http://www.la-press.com] en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1179-5468
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2263/16066
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Libertas Academica en_US
dc.rights © the author(s), publisher and licensee Libertas Academica Ltd. This is an open access article. Unrestricted non-commercial use is permitted provided the original work is properly cited. en_US
dc.subject False tendon en_US
dc.subject Papillary muscle en_US
dc.title The violin heart en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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