LAD is the left anterior descending artery. A myocardial bridge or a LAD bridge is a condition where one or more arteries run into the heart muscles instead of being on the surface of the muscles. Most of the time, they are harmless, whereas sometimes they cause chest pain. Treatment includes beta-blockers and calcium channel blockers in patients with symptoms.
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Query: Hi doctor, Sometimes, my father used to get chest pain. Angiography showed that he has a LAD bridging and vessels are normal and clear. His echo is normal. His BP, blood sugar and cholesterol are normal. After the chest pain, he was given the following medicines for one year. They are Stator, Is... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have noted all details of your father. A myocardial bridge means that a group of muscle fibers are present on the top of coronary artery instead of on the bottom. In almost 40% cases, it is asymptomatic. However, in some patient the bunch of muscles pushes the coronary ... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, I have occlusive muscle bridge in LAD 50%, which was detected by angiography. I am on Ecosprin AV 75/20. Will it be helpful? I am 29 years old. Sometimes, I feel pain in my chest. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through your angiography (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need not worry. Please continue medicine and follow up with your cardiologist. Yes, you have myocardial bridging in LAD (left anterior descending artery) and in general coronary art... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, What do the following mean? Diffuse ectasia at proximal and mid section of LAD. LCX continuing as Om1. Long course of PLV and extending to inferolateral walls of the left ventricle. (super dominant RCA). Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The LAD vessel, that is left anterior descending artery is showing ectasia which means it is slightly enlarged in caliber, but there are no blockages. Also, other things which are mentioned is description of the vessel, the way they are supplying the heart but there ... Read Full »