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A case of myocardial bridging of the left circumflex coronary artery [Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars]
Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2008; 36(8): 562-563

A case of myocardial bridging of the left circumflex coronary artery

Cemal Tuncer, Gülizar Sökmen, Gürkan Acar, Sedat Köroğlu
Department Of Cardiology, Kahramanmaras Sutcu Imam University, Kahramanmaras, Turkey

Myocardial bridge is a cluster of myocardial fibers crossing over the epicardial coronary arteries at a distance. It is most frequently seen on the left anterior descending artery. Involvement of the left circumflex coronary artery is very rare. A 63-year-old man presented with chest pain radiating to the left shoulder. Physical examination was normal. The electrocardiogram showed slight lateral ST-segment changes. Treadmill electrocardiography revealed significant lateral ST and T wave changes. Coronary angiography showed normal coronary arteries except for significant systolic narrowing of the mid-circumflex artery after the first obtuse marginal branch. The patient was discharged with beta-blocker therapy. He had no recurrent chest pain during eight months of follow-up.

Keywords: Coronary angiography, coronary vessel anomalies/diagnosis/therapy

How to cite this article
Cemal Tuncer, Gülizar Sökmen, Gürkan Acar, Sedat Köroğlu. A case of myocardial bridging of the left circumflex coronary artery. Turk Kardiyol Dern Ars. 2008; 36(8): 562-563

Corresponding Author: Sedat Köroğlu, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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