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E-mail Address: hsamady@emory.edu.

Michel T. Corban and Olivia Y. Hung contributed equally.

We gratefully acknowledge Clare Wang for her artistic contribution to Figure 2 and Bill Gogas, MD for his editorial suggestions.

The other authors have no relationships with industry that are relevant to the content of this paper to disclose.

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Research Funding:

Dr. Hung is supported by the Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards training grant (5T32HL007745).

Dr. Mekonnen is supported by a grant from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health (P01HL101398).

Dr. Timmins is supported by the American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship (11POST7210012).

Dr. Guyton is a consultant for Medtronic, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN).

Dr. Samady receives research funding from Volcano Corporation (San Diego, CA) and St. Jude Medical (St. Paul, MN).

Keywords:

  • Science & Technology
  • Life Sciences & Biomedicine
  • Cardiac & Cardiovascular Systems
  • Cardiovascular System & Cardiology
  • coronary wall shear stress
  • intracoronary Doppler velocity and pressure
  • intravascular imaging
  • myocardial bridge
  • myotomy
  • percutaneous coronary intervention
  • DESCENDING CORONARY-ARTERY
  • CLINICAL FOLLOW-UP
  • WALL SHEAR-STRESS
  • STENT IMPLANTATION
  • INTRACORONARY ULTRASOUND
  • SYSTOLIC COMPRESSION
  • SURGICAL-TREATMENT
  • ATHEROSCLEROSIS
  • ANGIOGRAPHY
  • DOPPLER

Myocardial Bridging Contemporary Understanding of Pathophysiology With Implications for Diagnostic and Therapeutic Strategies

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Journal of the American College of Cardiology

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Volume 63, Number 22

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, Pages 2346-2355

Type of Work:

Article | Post-print: After Peer Review

Abstract:

Patients with myocardial bridging are often asymptomatic, but this anomaly may be associated with exertional angina, acute coronary syndromes, cardiac arrhythmias, syncope, or even sudden cardiac death. This review presents our understanding of the pathophysiology of myocardial bridging and describes prevailing diagnostic modalities and therapeutic options for this challenging clinical entity.

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© 2014 by the American College of Cardiology Foundation Published by Elsevier Inc.

This is an Open Access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/).

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