Three-vessel myocardial bridging: A possible cause of myocardial stunning.


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The authors report a rare clinical case of myocardial bridging of the three major coronary arteries, which manifested in an unusual way with severe biventricular dysfunction in the context of tachycardia. For the diagnosis, the authors relied on non-invasive multimodality cardiac imaging, including cardiac magnetic resonance, computed tomography angiography and myocardial perfusion scintigraphy. The implementation of targeted medical and neurohormonal therapy resulted in the recovery of ventricular function and clinical improvement.


Atordoamento miocárdico,Bridging miocárdico,Heart failure,Insuficiência cardíaca,Myocardial bridging,Myocardial stunning,