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Myocardial Bridging as a Cause of Acute Transient Left Heart Dysfunction*

Gérald Roul, MD; Philippe Sens, MD; Philippe Germain, MD; Pierre Bareiss, MD
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*From the Cardiology Department, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Hôpital de Hautepierre, Avenue Molière, Strasbourg, France.

Correspondence to: Gérald Roul, MD, Cardiology Department, Hôpitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, Hôpital de Hautepierre, Avenue Molière, 67098 Strasbourg Cedex, France; e-mail: Geraldroul@aol.com.



Chest. 1999;116(2):574-580. doi:10.1378/chest.116.2.574
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The significance of myocardial bridging is still a matter of debate, and although several reports have underlined its pathologic potential, myocardial bridging is often considered to be a benign phenomenon. We present here the case of a 63-year-old woman with a history of acute left heart failure and ECG evidence of ischemia, and whose primary abnormality on extensive workup was myocardial bridging. This case further underlines that myocardial bridging can lead to significant cardiac events.

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