Anomalous Chordae Tendinae

Choo, Maurice H.; Chia, B. L.; Wu, D. C.; Tan, Arthur T.; Ec, Bernard K.
November 1982
Angiology;Nov1982, Vol. 33 Issue 11, p756
Academic Journal
A unique instance of an anomalous chorda tendinae visualized in the left ventricular outflow tract during M-Mode and two-dimensional echocardiography, and subsequently confirmed during surgery for concomitant severe rheumatic valvular disease, is described. The M-Mode appearance can be confused with more serious forms of heart disease manifesting extraneous echoes in the outflow tract, and an approach to these echoes is described, based on a review of the literature.


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