intramyocardial bridge

intramyocardial bridge

Intramural coronary artery Surgical anatomy A band of myocardium that encases a segment of a large coronary artery–most often the left anterior descending branch; if the IB is compressed–as may occur in strenuous physical exertion, perfusion of a large region of myocardium may be compromised and cause sudden death due to V fib
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Of these out of 26 patients with intramyocardial bridges, 24 had no atherosclerosis in the intramyocardial bridging segment, one had a calcified plaque, and one had a recanalized thrombus, there was no apparent atherosclerosis in the intramyocardial segments.