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American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015, 3(6), 181-183
DOI: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-6-9
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A Bridge to Sudden Cardiac Death

Umayr Azimi1, and Hamza Hashmi1

1Internal Medicine, Grand Rapids Medical Education Partners/Michigan State University, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA

Pub. Date: May 29, 2015

Cite this paper:
Umayr Azimi and Hamza Hashmi. A Bridge to Sudden Cardiac Death. American Journal of Medical Case Reports. 2015; 3(6):181-183. doi: 10.12691/ajmcr-3-6-9

Abstract

Coronary arteries normally traverse the epicardium of myocardial tissue. Myocardial bridging occurs when a portion of coronary artery passes intramurally through myocardial tissue. We present a case of pulseless arrest during a bike race in an otherwise healthy individual. Coronary angiography showed extensive myocardial bridging of the mid-LAD and mild anteroapical hypokinesis. The case demonstrates situations when myocardial bridging may be of clinical significance.

Keywords:
MI myocardial infarct myocardial bridging bridging bridge SCD sudden cardiac death arrhythmia AICD ICD

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