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What is the function of moderator band of right ventricle ?

Posted Aug 30 2011 1:33pm

Moderator band is a ubiquitous structure  found inside right ventricular   cavity , often overl0oked by cardiologists. God has created no structure  without any purpose ! Moderator band too has important role to play  both in physiology and pathology .

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The table attempts to summarise what is the potential  importance of moderator band. The  structural and functional behavior of moderator band  in , RV cardiomyopathy , RV non compaction and arrhythmogenic  RV dysplasia is not fully studied yet  . Reference :Content is taken from various sources and with a personal input in few places.  The anatomical data is largely taken from the pioneering  work of cardiac  pathologist and morphologist  RH Anderson of  United kingdom.

Here is an article  from my institute Madras medical college  published in Indian journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascualr surgery in 1982.

A autopsy study  on moderator band   by Paul Ravindran and   Solomon victor

http://circ.ahajournals.org/content/67/6/1268.full.pdf+html http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20235167


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