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Myocardial bridging: what have we learned in the past and will new diagnostic modalities provide new insights?
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PMID:  23197048     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The clinical significance of myocardial bridging has been a subject of discussion and controversy since the introduction of coronary arteriography (CAG) in the early 1960s. More recently computed tomography coronary angiography (CTCA) has made it possible to visualise the overlying muscular bands and appears to have a higher sensitivity for detecting myocardial bridging than CAG. Combining CTCA with invasive techniques such as CAG should make it possible to improve our understanding of the pathophysiology of myocardial bridging and to provide answers to hitherto unresolved questions. This paper critically reviews the outcomes of previous studies and defines remaining questions that should be answered to optimise the management of the presumably fast growing number of patients in whom a diagnosis of myocardial bridging has been made.
Authors:
A V G Bruschke; C E Veltman; M A de Graaf; H W Vliegen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Netherlands heart journal : monthly journal of the Netherlands Society of Cardiology and the Netherlands Heart Foundation     Volume:  21     ISSN:  1568-5888     ISO Abbreviation:  Neth Heart J     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-24     Completed Date:  2012-12-25     Revised Date:  2013-03-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101095458     Medline TA:  Neth Heart J     Country:  Netherlands    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  6-13     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Cardiology -C5, Leiden University Medical Center, P.O. Box 9600, 2300 RC, Leiden, the Netherlands, abruschke@freeler.nl.
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