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Are epicardial bridge and myocardial bridge the same?
My heart doctor told me I have an epicardial bridge. Is this the same as a myocardial bridge? This was diagnosed through a catheterization several years ago. I was also told that it could not be fixed with surgery. Since this has been several years and advancements in treatments/surgery techniques continue to improve, can this be fixed now?
submitted by Jim from Clayton, North Carolina on 6/21/2012
by Texas Heart Institute cardiovascular surgeon, J. Michael Duncan, MD
The two are the same thing. If the bridge is causing symptoms secondary to myocardial ischemia, surgery or a stent may be effective treatment.
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Updated June 2012