Functional anatomy of the myocardium and its interaction with the mitral valve apparatus


The pathophysiology of “ischemic mitral incompetence” is based on a number of different factors. So far as function is concerned, the morphological structure of the valve, the papillary muscles, and also the whole myocardium — as well as the coronary system and the supporting connective tissue — must all be taken into account.


Mitral Valve Mitral Regurgitation Outflow Tract Papillary Muscle Anterior Cusp 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Puff
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Anatomical InstituteUniversity of FreiburgFreiburg i. Br.Germany
  2. 2.Anatomisches InstitutUniversität FreiburgFreiburgGermany

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