Myocardial infarction associated with a myocardial bridge

Int J Cardiol. 1989 Nov;25(2):240-1. doi: 10.1016/0167-5273(89)90115-0.


A 30-year-old man was admitted with severe chest pain and electrocardiographic evidence of myocardial infarction. Subsequent angiography revealed myocardial bridging of the middle third of the left anterior descending coronary artery and no evidence of coronary atherosclerosis. In the absence of other risk factors, circumstantial evidence points to a possible etiological role of myocardial bridging in the ischemic event in our patient.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnostic imaging
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology
  • Myocardial Infarction / pathology*
  • Myocardium / pathology*