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Myocardial bridges.
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PMID:  11265798     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Recently, many cases of sudden death on strenuous exercise attributed to muscular bridges on the coronary arteries have been reported in the literature. The incidence of such bridges, pooling all reports, is 5.4-85.7% of autopsies. In the present study, 30 hearts from postmortems and 76 hearts from departmental collections from embalmed cadavers (making a total of 106 hearts) were studied. Fifteen hearts (14.2%) showed muscular bridges. The length of the bridges varied from 4mm to 40mm, the majority being 10-19mm in length. Only two arteries viz, the left anterior descending artery and the left diagonal artery showed muscular bridges.
K V Venkateshu; V R Mysorekar; M B Sanikop
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of the Indian Medical Association     Volume:  98     ISSN:  0019-5847     ISO Abbreviation:  J Indian Med Assoc     Publication Date:  2000 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-03-26     Completed Date:  2001-05-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505608     Medline TA:  J Indian Med Assoc     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  691-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Anatomy, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College, Kolar.
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MeSH Terms
Coronary Vessels / pathology
Death, Sudden, Cardiac / pathology*
Middle Aged
Myocardium / pathology*

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