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Ventricular septal rupture caused by myocardial bridge, solved by interventional closure device.
|Title||Ventricular septal rupture caused by myocardial bridge, solved by interventional closure device.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2012|
|Authors||Zóka A, Andréka P, Becker D, Fontos G, Merkely B, Szabó G, Szatmári A, Bárczi G|
|Journal||Croatian medical journal|
|Date Published||2012 Dec|
Myocardial bridging is a common coronary anomaly, which is generally described as a benign phenomenon. However, a growing number of studies consider this anomaly a relevant pathophysiological phenomenon with serious pathological consequences. Here we report on the case of an 88-year-old woman suffering from myocardial infarction and ventricular septal rupture, lacking any recognizable coronary disease except for a myocardial bridge causing the systolic compression of the left anterior descending coronary artery. A wide range of diagnostic procedures, including coronarography, echocardiography, and magnetic resonance imaging were used. The septal rupture was finally closed by using a percutaneous closure device. This event indicates that myocardial bridges - at least in some cases - may have notable clinical relevance.
|Alternate Journal||Croat. Med. J.|