Definition: 'Parachute Mitral Valve'
parachute mitral valveType: Term
1. congenital abnormality of the mitral valve characterized by the presence of a single papillary muscle from which the tendinous cords (chordae tendinae) of both valve leaflets divide; thus the resemblance to a parachute; the condition often produces a stenosis as the combined result of the tugging action of the cords on, and the subsequent narrowing between, the leaflets.
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