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Chordae Tendinae

The chordae tendinae are tiny tendons that connect the valves of the heart to the papillary muscle.  They appear as small white strings and are sometimes referred to as the “heart strings.”  In the photo below the right ventricle has been cut and the chordae shown are attached to …

Mitral (or Bicuspid) Valve

The bicuspid and tricuspid valves are both located between the atrium and the ventricle.   They are similar in appearance and can be difficult for beginning anatomists to identify accurately.  There are a couple of different ways to remember and then locate the valves.  First, you must remember …

Heart, Biscuspid

This dissected heart shows the left ventricle and the muscular wall of the septum.  The left side of the heart is much more muscular than the right side of the heart, which is why we seem to feel our heartbeat more on the left side of the chest. …