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  • myocardial bridging

    Does myocardial bridging (as from the LAD on cardiac cath) mean anything significant? From your experience or knowledge, is this an indicator of prognosis or severity of symptoms? Thanks

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    The following is copied and pasted from the Heart Forum hosted by the Cleveland Clinic.

    Myocardial bridging refers to a band of muscle that crosses over the coronary (heart) arteries. These bridges are present in somewhere between 1 and 25% of people.

    During the time of the heart beat when the heart is "squeezing", this band of muscle may compress the artery and cause symptoms such as shortness of breath or chest pain.

    Fortunately, however, most of the blood gets to the heart not during the time when the heart is "squeezing", but when the heart is "relaxing". Therefore, most people are not troubled at all by the bridging. Whether or not symptoms are present during activity depends on (1) how much compression of the LAD occurs by the bridge and (2) how fast your heart rate gets.
    Reenie

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    Husband has HCM.
    3 kids - ages 23, 21, & 19. All presently clear of HCM.

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      Re: myocardial bridging

      hi vicky im deniz from Turkey.and 20 years old.i learned my hocm 3 mothns ago.yesterday i went to doctor and said i have a muscular pressure to LAD.do you have the same problem?what has been done to you?what do you know about LAD?i want to share it and waiting your massage take care..

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