The incidence of myocardial bridges in heart transplants

Pamela Wymore, Joseph W. Yedlicka, Vicente Garcia-Medina, Maria Teresa Olivari, David W. Hunter, Wilfrido R. Castañeda-Zúñiga, Kurt Amplatz

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

31 Scopus citations


Coronary angiograms of 64 heart transplant patients were reviewed to determine the incidence of myocardial bridges. In 33% of the patients, myocardial bridges were detected, almost exclusively across the midportion of the left anterior descending coronary artery. The incidence is higher than previously reported in the literature and is thought to be related to increased stiffness and hypertrophy of the myocardium, which facilitates angiographic detection of myocardial bridges in the transplanted heart.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)202-206
Number of pages5
JournalCardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 1989


  • Coronary angiography
  • Heart transplant
  • Myocardial bridges

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


Dive into the research topics of 'The incidence of myocardial bridges in heart transplants'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this