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Mitral valve arcade

MedGen UID:
Concept ID:
Anatomical Abnormality
Synonym: Hammock mitral valve
HPO: HP:0011564


Anomalous mitral valve arcade is diagnosed based on the following features (1) An adequately sized mitral valve orifice; (2) short, thick, and poorly differentiated chordae with direct union of the papillary muscles to the anterior leaflet; (3) narrow or nearly nonexistent spaces between the abnormal chordae; and (4) greater differentiation of the chordae attached to the posterior papillary muscle. [from HPO]

Recent clinical studies


Singh B, Srinivasa KH, Surangi MJ, Rangan K, Manjunath CN
Echocardiography 2013 Aug;30(7):E202-5. Epub 2013 May 12 doi: 10.1111/echo.12247. PMID: 23663062

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