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Myocardial Bridge

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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I have the myocardial bridge, and TMT was positive for myocardial ischemia. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I went through coronary angiography two years ago. It was completely normal, with no blockage. But I have a myocardial bridge. Two days before, I went for a body check-up where my TMT was positive with the exercise of eight minutes and 106 beats per minute heart rate with no pain or breat...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The test can be positive due to myocardial bridging. I suggest you take a tablet of Aspirin 75 mg once a day and a tablet of Metoprolol tartrate 25 mg twice daily, and a keep tablet Glyceryl trinitrate in your pocket. Put one tab of 0.5 mg und...  Read Full »

My partner got AbioCor or AbioMed TAH implanted as a bridge for transplant reasons. Is it safe to use AbioCor TAH?

Query: Hello doctor, My partner has TAH as a bridge for transplant reasons. Before the first one was installed, she had several ICDs that kept malfunctioning and shocked her unwarranted and, at times, severely enough to arrest her heart. The TAH that the doctors are using for her is AbioCor or AbioMed. I r...  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zohaib Siddiq

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concerns. Regarding ICD (implantable cardioverter-defibrillator) shocks, consult a cardiologist for ICD evaluation and replace it if malfunctioning. AbioCor is used nowadays also, but SynCardia is FDA (food and drug administr...  Read Full »

I would like to know more about this condition called myocardial bridge.

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 »

Dr. Amiya Kumar Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Myocardial bridging - In your case, one of the heart artery LAD (left anterior descending artery), 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 red...  Read Full »

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