Examples of normal and "elongated" papillary
muscles obtained during screenings for
hypertrophic cardiomyopathy in two Bengal cats -

Normal papillary muscles: look like two bulbs near the bottom center of the scan.

scan with normal papillary muscles

Elongated Papillary muscles: you can see how the muscles are longer, or "taller" here.

"tall" papillary muscles

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