Author(s): Dupont M, Mullens W, De Bruyne B, Vanermen H
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Abstract We report a case of a 21-year-old man with a myocardial bridging of the left anterior descendens coronary artery associated with a regional systolic dysfunction of the left ventricle. Continuously elevated troponin levels suggested the presence of myocardial ischemia. Because of a tendency of worsening left ventricular systolic function, this myocardial bridge was treated by myotomy. Sternotomy could be avoided by doing the procedure with a heart-port access. The pathophysiology of myocardial bridging is incompletely understood. It is sometimes associated with overt pathology, as well as it can just be an incidental finding without any significance.
This article was published in Int J Cardiol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports