Muscle bridge | definition of muscle bridge by Medical dictionary
a band of myocardial tissue over one or more of the large epicardial coronary vessels. It may cause constriction of the artery during systole.
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Some have advocated that, by careful review of the coronary angiograms, for the specific purpose of identifying the muscle bridge, there would be a higher incidence of myocardial bridging (5).
also showed a high incidence of atherosclerotic plaque proximal to the area of the muscle bridge (3).
Acute myocardial infarct caused by a muscle bridge
of the anterior interventricular ramus: complicated course with vascular perforation after stent implantation Z Kardiol 1997; 86: 630-8.
are more common in men than in women and tend to affect patients in their fourth decade of life (1).