A 54-year-old member asked:
how dangerous is a myocardial bridge ?
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Dr. Samuel Hahn answered
27 years experience Cardiology
Can be normal: A myocardial bridge is when a coronary artery the normally runs on top of the heart actually dives into the muscle and is compressed with each heart beat. This isn't as bad ad it sounds because most blood flow occurs during diastole or when the heart is relaxed. Very rarely, some bridges can be symptomatic and cause angina symptoms but this should be a diagnosis of exclusion.
Answered on Feb 13, 2017
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