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The prevalence of myocardial bridging and septal squeeze in patients with significant aortic stenosis1

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One hundred thirty-three cases of significant aortic valvular stenosis (mean systolic gradient = 93.3 ± 26.3 mm Hg) were studied to determine the prevalence of myocardial bridging and septal squeeze. Seven of 133 cases (5%) had myocardial bridging. Six of the 7 patients with myocardial bridging also had septal squeeze. Of the 126 patients without myocardial bridging, 92 (73%) had septal squeeze. The prevalence of myocardial bridging in patients with aortic stenosis (AS) is compared to that in patients with hypertrophic cardiomyopathy or normal left ventricles.


 

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