Chordae tendinae, SEM

Chordae tendinae, SEM

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Credit: David M. Phillips/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: Colour enhanced Scanning Electron Micrograph (SEM) showing the heart's chordae tendineae (also known as heart strings). These are delicate thread-like bands of fibrous tissue that attach the papillary muscles on the internal heart wall to the heart valves, allowing the papillary muscles to control the valve flaps. Magnification unknown.

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