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How dangerous is a myocardial bridge ?

How dangerous  is a myocardial bridge ?

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. ...Read more

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What symptoms does a symptomatic myocardial bridge cause?

What symptoms does a symptomatic myocardial bridge cause?

Usually none: Patients live their whole lives never knowing they have it. Those rare individuals who are symptomatic have signs like someone who is having a heart attack. Chest pain , pain on left arm , shortness of breath, fatigue. ...Read more

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Can myocardial bridge cause lbbb?

Can myocardial bridge cause lbbb?

Bridging: Myocardial bridging is a condition that one is born with and is usually not cause of symptoms. I am not aware of an association between myocardial bridging and left bundle branch block, although it would not be impossible if it were to cause impairment in coronary blood flow. ...Read more

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What does a myocardial biopsy detect? It sounds dangerous.

What does a myocardial biopsy detect?  It sounds dangerous.

Muscle disease: There are a variety of illnesses, some very treatable and some not, which are accurately diagnosed only by taking a snippet the size of a hangnail from the inside of the right atrium of your heart, via a vein. It sounds scary but it's often the key either to greatly improved health, or the knowledge you need to plan your future, as is your right. If offered, i'd not hesitate a moment. ...Read more

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Mild reversible myocardial ischaemia involving basal segments of inferior and inferolateral walls its dangerous conclusion of stress test or good ?

Mild reversible myocardial ischaemia involving basal segments of inferior and inferolateral walls its dangerous conclusion of stress test or good ?

It is not: normal, reversible ischemia means that there are areas of your heart that do not get enough blood flow under stress, but do get enough flow at rest. You need to see a cardiologist for further evaluation/treatment. ...Read more

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Myocardial bridge (begin) stress test Bp 222-mod reflux- chest flush&hair loss same area-deep chest pain -can't exercise or lay on left side w/o pain

Myocardial bridge (begin) stress test Bp 222-mod reflux- chest flush&hair loss same area-deep chest pain -can't exercise or lay on left side w/o pain

More information : Please be more specific about the myocardial bridge, stress test and blood pressure. A blood pressure of 222 on a stress test is not that alarming, but at rest it is a major problem. Was the myocardial bridge diagnosed with an angiogram? ...Read more

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Ct corn angio- norm myocardial morphology/function.No plaque/stenosis.Mild myocardial bridge mid of LAD w/o significant attenuation of vessel.Explain?

Coronary angio: Simplest answer to your question is it is normal....Myocardial bridge without attenuation of vessel is normal variant. ...Read more

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I have been diagnosed with myocardial bridge of lad after going to doctors suffering from shortness of breath chest pain and fatigue. I'm on beta blockers which have only helped a little. When is surgery the best option? It is seriously affecting my job i

I have been diagnosed with myocardial bridge of lad after going to doctors suffering from shortness of breath chest pain and fatigue. I'm on beta blockers which have only helped a little. When is surgery the best option? It is seriously affecting my job i

Talk To The Experts: After medical treatment has failed (that is, your symptoms aren't improved well enough for you to have a decent quality of life and/or there are signs that something bad might happen at any time) then it's time to consider surgery to remove that little "bridge" of tissue. Sounds like you're not doing so well, so discuss this with your doctor(s). Taking action will minimize worry.Worry doesn't help ...Read more

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My mother has calcification in her cardiac valve and hypertension, she will have myocardial perfusion scintigraphy with medicine. Is it dangerous?

My mother has calcification in her cardiac valve and hypertension, she will have myocardial perfusion scintigraphy with medicine. Is it dangerous?

Stress test: A myocardial perfusion scan tests the blood supply to the heart muscle. A small needle is inserted into a vein but otherwise this is a noninvasive test. If done in a properly equipped and staffed facility it is a very safe test. The risk may be a bit higher if there is severe calcific aortic valve stenosis. ...Read more