Posterolateral branch of circumflex artery: An extremely rare location for myocardial bridging

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Şarli B., KELEŞOĞLU Ş. , Baktir A.

Erciyes Tip Dergisi, vol.36, no.2, pp.85-87, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/etd.2014.7636
  • Title of Journal : Erciyes Tip Dergisi
  • Page Numbers: pp.85-87


Myocardial bridging is a rare congenital coronary artery abnormality in which the epicardial coronary artery is covered by myocardial muscle tissue at a distance during its course. Myocardial infarction, ventricular arrhythmias, and sudden cardiac death have been associated with myocardial bridging. While myocardial bridges are usually located on the left anterior descending artery, left circumflex artery involvement is reported in a few cases. Here, we present a patient admitted to the coronary care unit with unstable angina pectoris having multivessel coronary artery disease and myocardial bridging on the posterolateral branch of the left circumflex artery, for the first time. © 2014 by Erciyes University School of Medicine.