Increased Use of β-Agonists Leading to Non-ST-Segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction in a Patient With Hemodynamically Significant Myocardial Bridging

Gold, Daniel R.; Zolli, Janet R.; Makaryus, Amgad N.
August 2008
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Aug2008, Vol. 83 Issue 8, p956
Academic Journal
Myocardial bridging is not uncommon. However, hemodynamic Instability In the setting of myocardial bridging is rare. We describe an unusual case of a 47-year-old woman whose Increased use of Inhaled albuterol led to a non-ST-segment elevation myocardial Infarction and unmasking of hemodynamically significant myocardial bridging. We detail its diagnosis through myocardial perfusion Imaging and coronary angiography. To our knowledge, this is the first time previously undIagnosed myocardial bridging has led to a myocardial infarction in the setting of inhaled albuterol use.


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