wrecking ball effect
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wrecking ball effectCardiology A tethered ball-like effect of a pedunculated tumor in the atrial or ventricular chambers, often due to a calcified myxoma, which may damage the mitral valve, rupture chordae tendineae or cause severe mitral regurgitation, as it pounds against endocardial structures
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