Right ventricular false tendons

Andrew Murphy and Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Right ventricular false tendons (RFTs), also known as right ventricular muscular bands, are a much less well-known entity than left ventricular false tendons (LFTs). They are fibromuscular structures that arise from the inner trabeculated myocardial layer of the right ventricle, with a range of lengths and thicknesses 1. Some right ventricular false tendons have been found to comprise of conducting tissue partially, and therefore may play a role in arrhythmogenesis 1.

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rID: 70112
System: Cardiac
Section: Anatomy
Tag: stub, cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • RV muscular bands
  • Right ventricular muscular bands
  • Right ventricular false tendons (RFTs)
  • RV false tendons

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