Stent procedure complicated by thrombus formation distal to the lesion within a muscle bridge

Agirbasli M. A. , Hillegass W., Chapman G., Brott B.

CATHETERIZATION AND CARDIOVASCULAR DIAGNOSIS, vol.43, no.1, pp.73-76, 1998 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 1998
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded, Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.73-76
  • Keywords: stent, myocardial bridge, thrombus, DESCENDING CORONARY-ARTERY, MYOCARDIAL BRIDGES, EXERCISE


We report here a case of a patient who underwent percutaneous intervention to the left anterior descending artery, complicated by thrombus formation within the myocardial bridge distal to the lesion, There was complete angiographic resolution of thrombus and restoration of the normal antegrade blood flow after infusion of glycoprotein IIb/IIIa antagonist (abciximab). Our observation may suggest that the presence of myocardial bridging distal to coronary lesions should be considered seriously in preprocedural evaluation of the lesions as a potential risk factor for intracoronary thrombus formation.