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would myocardial bridging of left anterior descending coronary artery be considered ischemic heart disease?

25 year old male,cause of death-probable cardiac dysrhythmia due to dilated cardiomyopathy with bridging other significant condition.

 

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When many people think of ischemic heart disease, they are thinking of atherosclerosis, or blockages in the coronary arteries as the result of plaque.  But it's true that myocardial bridging is a possible cause of intermittent ischemia (low blood/oxygen flow to the heart muscle) that may result in damage to heart muscles or dangerous heart rhythms.

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