Myocardial bridge: a bridge to atherosclerosis

Duygu H., Zoghi M. , Nalbantgil S. , Kirilmaz B., Tuerk U., Ozerkan F. , ...Daha Fazla

ANATOLIAN JOURNAL OF CARDIOLOGY, cilt.7, ss.12-16, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Objective: Myocardial bridge (MB) is a congenital anomaly characterized by narrowing during systole of some of the epicardial coronary arterial segments running in the myocardium. Although, it is considered as a benign anomaly, it may lead to such complications as acute myocardial infarction, ventricular tachycardia, syncope, atrioventricular block and sudden cardiac death. In this study, we aimed to investigate demographic, clinical and angiographic characteristics of the patients with MB found on coronary angiography.