Myocardial bridging: Noninvasive diagnosis with multidetector CT

Orly Goitein*, Joan M. Lacomis

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Abstract

An epicardial segment of a coronary artery that courses through the myocardium is termed "myocardial bridging". Generally, this is a benign condition but it may lead to angina, ischemia or infarction. The current diagnostic standard of reference is coronary catheter angiography. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and intracoronary Doppler (ICD) have been recently introduced as well. These are all invasive imaging modalities. We describe the utilization of gated multidetector CT (MDCT) as a non-invasive alternative for diagnosis of this anomaly. Information regarding the tunneled coronary artery including its length, depth, precise location and surrounding myocardium is easily obtainable.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)238-240
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Computer Assisted Tomography
Volume29
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 2005
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Coronary CTA
  • Multidetector CT
  • Myocardial bridging
  • Tunneled myocardium

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