Metal fatigue in myocardial bridges: Stent fracture limits the efficacy of drug-eluting stents

Manivannan Srinivasan, Abhiram Prasad

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Abstract

Myocardial bridging (MB) is a common anatomical varient in which a segment of coronary artery takes an intramural path. Occasionally, it can result in symptomatic ischemia. We present four cases in which MB was treated with drug-eluting stents that subsequently fractured, leading to recurrent symptoms.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E150-E152
JournalJournal of Invasive Cardiology
Volume23
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jun 1 2011

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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