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Left Ventricle
Aortic Valve Apex Free Wall Left Ventricular Bands Mitral Valve Papillary Muscles Interventricular Septum
Visible Heart (functional)
Perfusion Fixed (endoscope)
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Originate in ventricular wall; attached to anterior and posterior mitral valve cusps via chordae tendineae.

Prevents prolapse of anterior and posterior cusps of mitral valve during systole.

Importance in cardiovascular diseases:
Mitral valve insufficiency due to dysfunction or rupture of papillary muscle (coronary artery disease with papillary muscle ischemia and/or infarction).




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