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Usefulness of transthoracic Doppler echocardiography for noninvasive assessment of coronary blood flow in a patient with symptomatic myocardial bridging.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of echocardiography : the journal of the Working Group on Echocardiography of the European Society of Cardiology
Publication Date
Volume
12
Issue
3
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1093/ejechocard/jeq159
PMID: 20980327
Source
Medline
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Abstract

Myocardial bridging (MB) is a congenital anomaly characterized by systolic compression of the tunnelled arterial segment. MB may cause myocardial ischaemia due to abnormal coronary blood flow. We report a case of MB in which transthoracic Doppler echocardiography was used to evaluate the long-term effect of beta-blocker therapy on abnormal coronary blood flow. In this case, beta-blocker therapy with bisoprolol (5.0 mg/day) for 1 month eliminated the patient's symptoms and normalized coronary blood flow through the tunnelled arterial segment.

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