Ventricular septal rupture caused by myocardial bridge, solved by interventional closure device

András Zóka, Péter Andréka, Dávid Becker, Géza Fontos, Béla Merkely, György Szabó, András Szatmári, György Bárczi

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Abstract

Myocardial bridging is a common coronary anomaly, which is generally described as a benign phenomenon. However, a growing number of studies consider this anomaly a relevant pathophysiological phenomenon with serious pathological consequences. Here we report on the case of an 88-year-old woman suffering from myocardial infarction and ventricular septal rupture, lacking any recognizable coronary disease except for a myocardial bridge causing the systolic compression of the left anterior descending coronary artery. A wide range of diagnostic procedures, including coronarography, echocardiography, and magnetic resonance imaging were used. The septal rupture was finally closed by using a percutaneous closure device. This event indicates that myocardial bridges - at least in some cases - may have notable clinical relevance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)627-630
Number of pages4
JournalCroatian Medical Journal
Volume53
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2012

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  • Medicine(all)

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