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International Journal of Recent Trends in Science and Technology, ISSN 2277-2812 E-ISSN: 2249-8109

Volume 14, Issue 3, April 2015 pp 523-527

Research Article

Myocardial bridges - A cadaveric study

Manisha R Dhobale1, Nitin R Mudiraj3, Uttama U Joshi2

1Assistant Professor, 3Professor and HOD, 2Associate Professor, Department of Anatomy, Bharati Vidyapeeth Deemed University, Medical College and Hospital, Sangli, Maharashtra, INDIA.

Myocardial bridge is defined as an intramural segment of a coronary artery that normally courses epicardially. In the present study, dissection of coronary arteries was carried out in 150 adult human cadaveric hearts of unknown sex to find presence and location of myocardial bridges. Total incidence of myocardial bridges was noted to be 69.3%. Midportion of left anterior descending artery (LAD) is commonest part affected though almost all the significant branches of both the coronary arteries were involved. Most of the cases having myocardial bridges may remain asymptomatic but it may cause wide range of clinical complications such as angina, infraction, arrhythmias and sudden death.