Published on:2nd Sep, 2015
    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2015; 6(3):167-169
    Case Report | doi:10.5530/jcdr.2015.3.12

    Comet in left Ventricle: a Case of False Tendon Creating a False Impression!

    Authors:

    Patel Jigarkumar Shukkarbhai1, Prem Krishna Anandan2*, Prabhavati Bhatt3, Cholenahally Nanjappa Manjunath4 and Dhanalakshmi Chandrashekaran5

    1,2Cardiology Resident, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, Banerghatta road, Jayanagar 9th block, Bengaluru, India.

    3Director, Head of Department, Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, Banerghatta road, Jayanagar 9th block, Bengaluru, India.

    4Professor of Cardiology, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, Banerghatta road, Jayanagar 9th block, Bengaluru, India.

    5Tutor, Chief of Echocardiography Laboratory, Sri Jayadeva Institute of Cardiovascular Science and Research, Banerghatta road, Jayanagar 9th block, Bengaluru, India.

    Abstract:

    Left ventricular false tendon in a structure with unknown physiology. It was first described by Turner. It has been implicated in origin of innocent murmur and some form of ventricular tachycardia but the significance has not been proven beyond doubt. During echocardiography the false tendon may be misleading many times. Here we present such a case where the false tendon really created a false impression to begin with.

    Key words: Aortic regurgitation, False tendon, Hyperechogenic, Left ventricle, Interventricular septum.

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