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Published online: 2007-02-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28
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Case reports
Clinical significance of muscle bridge narrowing coronary artery lumen – description of three cases

Beata Uziębło-Życzkowska, Mirosław Zachorski, Ewa Sidło, Leszek Kubik, Piotr Pawluczuk
Kardiol Pol 2007;65(2):178-183.

open access

Vol 65, No 2 (2007)
Other
Published online: 2007-02-23
Submitted: 2012-12-28

Abstract

The muscle bridge is an anomaly which is found in 0.5-2.5% of coronary angiography examinations and may lead to impairment of coronary blood flow. The clinical course of the disease may be heterogeneous – from completely asymptomatic to the development of myocardial infarction or severe ventricular arrhythmia. We present three patients with muscle bridge in the left anterior descending artery. The clinical course of the disease was different in each patient – from mild symptoms to cardiac arrest during exercise test.

Abstract

The muscle bridge is an anomaly which is found in 0.5-2.5% of coronary angiography examinations and may lead to impairment of coronary blood flow. The clinical course of the disease may be heterogeneous – from completely asymptomatic to the development of myocardial infarction or severe ventricular arrhythmia. We present three patients with muscle bridge in the left anterior descending artery. The clinical course of the disease was different in each patient – from mild symptoms to cardiac arrest during exercise test.
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Keywords

muscle bridge; clinical symptoms

About this article
Title

Case reports
Clinical significance of muscle bridge narrowing coronary artery lumen – description of three cases

Journal

Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)

Issue

Vol 65, No 2 (2007)

Pages

178-183

Published online

2007-02-23

Bibliographic record

Kardiol Pol 2007;65(2):178-183.

Keywords

muscle bridge
clinical symptoms

Authors

Beata Uziębło-Życzkowska
Mirosław Zachorski
Ewa Sidło
Leszek Kubik
Piotr Pawluczuk

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