Minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting for myocardial muscle bridging.

J. W. Pratt, R. E. Michler, J. Pala, D. A. Brown

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Myocardial bridging is a congenital anomaly of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), which is associated with myocardial ischemia and infarction, cardiac arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death. Two cases are reported of symptomatic myocardial bridging refractory to medical management treated by minimally invasive coronary artery bypass grafting without cardiopulmonary bypass. We conclude that minimally invasive coronary artery bypass techniques are appropriate alternatives to endovascular stent placement, muscle bridge division, or aortocoronary grafting with cardiopulmonary bypass for the management of symptomatic myocardial bridging.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-253
Number of pages4
JournalThe heart surgery forum
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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