A Case of Coronary Stenting in the Management of Myocardial Ischemia Caused by Myocardial Bridging

Seung Hyuk Choi, Sang Jun Shim, Ki Hyun Byun, Donghoon Choi, Won Heum Shim
2001 Korean Circulation Journal  
Myocardial bridging is defined as a condition where a segment of a major epicardial coronary artery running intramurally through the myocardium. Although this abnormality is usually regarded as an incidental finding at angiography, it has been associated with myocardial ischemia, infarction, and sudden death. Standard treatment involves beta-adrenergic receptor blockers, surgery with dissection of the overlying muscle fibers, or coronary artery bypass grafting. A few cases of the intracoronary
more » ... the intracoronary stent implantation have been reported as an alternative treatment in individual patients with myocardial bridging. We report a case of intracoronary stenting in a severe systolic narrowing at the middle segment of the left anterior descending artery in a patient complaining of recurrent chest pain despite medical treatment. Korean Circulation J 2001 ; 31 9 : 940-944 KEY WORDS Myocardial bridge·Intracoronary stent implantation. 서 론
doi:10.4070/kcj.2001.31.9.940 fatcat:eoskkqzgabfwtgiqk57jg4ma7q