Myocardial infarction associated with myocardial bridging: case history and review of the literature

Cathet Cardiovasc Diagn. 1997 Apr;40(4):364-7. doi: 10.1002/(sici)1097-0304(199704)40:4<364::aid-ccd9>;2-7.


A 38-year-old male presented with an acute anterior myocardial infarction. Immediate cardiac catheterization revealed no evidence of angiographically significant atherosclerotic coronary artery disease, but there was a subtotal occlusion of the mid-left anterior descending coronary artery from myocardial muscle bridging. The patient did well with medical management. This review details myocardial bridging and its treatment.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Disease / diagnostic imaging
  • Coronary Disease / etiology
  • Coronary Disease / pathology
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / complications*
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / diagnosis
  • Coronary Vessel Anomalies / physiopathology
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis
  • Myocardial Infarction / etiology*
  • Myocardial Infarction / physiopathology