Ventricular septal rupture caused by myocardial bridge, solved by interventional closure device.

TitleVentricular septal rupture caused by myocardial bridge, solved by interventional closure device.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsZóka A, Andréka P, Becker D, Fontos G, Merkely B, Szabó G, Szatmári A, Bárczi G
JournalCroatian medical journal
Volume53
Issue6
Pagination627-30
Date Published2012 Dec
Abstract

Myocardial bridging is a common coronary anomaly, which is generally described as a benign phenomenon. However, a growing number of studies consider this anomaly a relevant pathophysiological phenomenon with serious pathological consequences. Here we report on the case of an 88-year-old woman suffering from myocardial infarction and ventricular septal rupture, lacking any recognizable coronary disease except for a myocardial bridge causing the systolic compression of the left anterior descending coronary artery. A wide range of diagnostic procedures, including coronarography, echocardiography, and magnetic resonance imaging were used. The septal rupture was finally closed by using a percutaneous closure device. This event indicates that myocardial bridges - at least in some cases - may have notable clinical relevance.

DOI10.1155/2013/951319
Alternate JournalCroat. Med. J.