tendinous cords

chor·'dae ten·din·'e·ae (of heart)

[TA]
the tendinous strands running from the papillary muscles to the leaflets of the atrioventricular valves (mitral and tricuspid). Based on their shape, position, or specific area of attachment to the leaflets, several varieties have been described: fan-shaped chordae, rough zone chordae, free-edge chordae, deep chordae, and basal chordae.

tendinous cords

the strands of tendon that anchor the cusps of the mitral and tricuspid valves to the papillary muscles of the ventricles of the heart, preventing prolapse of the valves into the atria during ventricular contraction. Also called chordae tendineae.

chor·dae ten·di·ne·ae of heart

(kōr'dē ten-din'ē-ē hahrt)
The tendinous strands running from the papillary muscles to the leaflets of the atrioventricular (mitral and tricuspid) valves. Based on their shape, position, or specific area of attachment to the leaflets, several varieties have been described: fan-shaped chordae, rough zone chordae, free-edge chordae, deep chordae,and basal chordae.
Synonym(s): chordae tendineae cordis [TA] , tendinous cords.
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However, it should be borne in mind that multiple attempts may cause inadvertent injury, especially to the delicate subvalvular apparatus, formed by the tendinous cords and papillary muscles.

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