A myocardial bridge is a harmless condition where arteries pass through the heart muscles instead of lying on the muscle surface. Chest pain, chest tightness, shortness of breath, fatigue, etc., are some of the symptoms. This condition requires treatment only to subside the symptoms.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from chest pain on and off for quite some time now. The frequency of chest pains has been increasing over the last few months. I had chest pain twice last year before 7 and 14 months. I was hospitalized with chest pain and with mildly elevated Troponin T. Discharge summary... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please tell me the following details so that I can help you with the conceern: 1) Did NSTEMIs (non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction) occur after exertion or at rest? 2) What were the symptoms during NSTEMIS, like transient or prolonged chest pain more tha... Read Full »
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: Hi doctor, I am a 39 year old male. My height is 6 feet and weight is 88 kg. My waist is 36 inches. Around 20 years back, I was heavily into sports and a winner of a gold medal at the national level athletics. Nine months before, I was diagnosed with hypertension and occasional mild chest pain or di... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It is evident that your solution of one problem led to another. Systolic bridging does cause chest pain and also smoking can cause vasospasm that is, constriction of vessels. Hence, the chest pain will be alleviated only if you totally quit smoking. All the doctors who... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor,I am a 29 year old male. I have a family history of diabetes, hypertension, and heart disease. I have been experiencing intermittent chest, left arm and left shoulder pain/discomfort with periods of breathlessness for about two years now. I have had ECGs done on a few occasions and doct... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Myocardial bridging - In your case, one of the heart artery LAD, the mid portion, passes through the cardiac muscles instead of lying on the wall. In the activity, when your heart rate increases due to this problem the blood flow reduce and causes discomfort to you.... Read Full »