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Myocardial bridging of the left anterior descending coronary artery in monkey hearts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8088624     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The presence of myocardial bridges over the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD) has been studied in 55 monkey (Cercopithecus aethiops) hearts. The resemblance between the Cercopithecus LAD and the one in humans has been revealed. Cercopithecus LAD was the most frequently (70.9%) overbridged artery. The bridges were usually single. Only in 2 hearts (3.6%) LAD was overbridged by 2 MB. Their length varies from 0.5 mm to 31.6 mm (average 11.7 mm). No statistically significant sexual differences in the incidence and length of MB have been reported. Atherosclerotic lesions have been reported in overbridged parts of the vessel as well as in the subepicardial ones. Intimate correlation between the presence of myocardial bridges and atherosclerosis could not be suggested.
G Teofilovski-Parapid; V Nikolić; M Oklobdzija; A Ranković; D Mrvaljević
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia morphologica     Volume:  53     ISSN:  0015-5659     ISO Abbreviation:  Folia Morphol. (Warsz)     Publication Date:  1994  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-10-18     Completed Date:  1994-10-18     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0374620     Medline TA:  Folia Morphol (Warsz)     Country:  POLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  27-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Institute of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade.
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MeSH Terms
Cercopithecus aethiops / anatomy & histology*
Coronary Vessels / anatomy & histology*
Heart / anatomy & histology*

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