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Evaluation of myocardial bridges with optical coherence tomography.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20515583     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study investigated the morphological characteristics of myocardial bridges (MBs) using optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging compared with coronary artery angiography (CAG) and also evaluated atherosclerotic lesions in the proximal segments of MBs. Twelve patients (seven males, five females, age range 36 - 81 years) with MBs in the left anterior descending coronary artery were enrolled and examined. The mean +/- SD length of the MBs measured by OCT appeared significantly longer than when measured by CAG (20.5 +/- 4.2 mm versus 15.6 +/- 3.5 mm, respectively). The mean +/- SD maximal extent of MB stenosis appeared significantly smaller with OCT compared with CAG (48.7 +/- 4.8% versus 55.3 +/- 2.6%, respectively). Intimal thickening was observed only in the proximal 2 cm arterial segment of MBs. The morphological and intimal structure characteristics of MBs can be observed clearly with OCT.
H-M Cao; J-F Jiang; B Deng; J-H Xu; W-J Xu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of international medical research     Volume:  38     ISSN:  0300-0605     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Int. Med. Res.     Publication Date:    2010 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-02     Completed Date:  2010-07-15     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0346411     Medline TA:  J Int Med Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  681-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Cardiology, Tongji Hospital, Tongji University, Shanghai, China.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Coronary Angiography
Coronary Artery Disease / diagnosis*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Bridging / diagnosis*
Tomography, Optical Coherence*

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