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Normalisation of abnormal coronary fractional flow reserve associated with myocardial bridging using an intracoronary stent


Although intracoronary stenting procedures have been advocated for the successful treatment of myocardial ischaemia associated with myocardial bridging, the physiological rationale for this approach remains unexplored. The case of a 70 year old man with symptoms of cardiac ischaemia associated with a left anterior descending coronary artery bridge is described, where use of an intracoronary stent abolished the angiographic abnormalities and also restituted pronounced abnormalities of coronary fractional flow reserve.

  • angioplasty
  • myocardial bridge
  • coronary flow reserve
  • stent

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