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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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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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I have iverted t waves at v1 v2 v3 v4 and also have myocardial bridging could the 2 be connected?

T waves: To my knowledge there has been no study correlating anterior t wave inversions and myocardial bridging. It would be interesting however. ...Read more

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Had cardiac magnetic resonance angiogram. Saw both arterties, would they of seen if it was a myocardial bridging?

Had cardiac magnetic resonance angiogram. Saw both arterties, would they of seen if it was a myocardial bridging?

Maybe: The role of cardiac MRI in the diagnosis of myocardial bridging is unclear at this time. It would not be my choice of test if i suspected this diagnosis in one of my patients. This diagnosis is typically established during cardiac catheterization, supplemented by intravascular ultrasound. Ct angiography may be useful as well. ...Read more

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Can diltiazem be the cause of my cough? I have WPW & myocardial bridging of the coronary arteries

Can diltiazem be the cause of my cough? I have WPW & myocardial bridging of the coronary arteries

Probably not.: Diltiazem is a calcium channel blocker and is not usually associated with a cough. ACE inhibitors such as enlapril, lisinopril and captopril have a significant side effect with a cough. Angiotensin Converting Enzyme drugs cause a chemical reaction in the lungs by blocking the conversion of angiotensin 1 to angiotensin 2. Look for other factors like reflux causing the cough. Good luck. ...Read more