The effect of myocardial bridging of the coronary artery on vasoactive agents and atherosclerosis localization.

@article{Masuda2001TheEO,
  title={The effect of myocardial bridging of the coronary artery on vasoactive agents and atherosclerosis localization.},
  author={Tomoyuki Masuda and Yukio Ishikawa and Yoshikiyo Akasaka and Kazuo Itoh and Hideko Kiguchi and Toshiharu Ishii},
  journal={The Journal of pathology},
  year={2001},
  volume={193 3},
  pages={408-14}
}
The relationship between alterations in the immunohistochemical expression of three vasoactive agents [endothelial nitric oxide synthase (eNOS), endothelin-1 (ET-1), and angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE)] and the occurrence human atherosclerosis was investigated in relation to the myocardial bridge (MB) of the left anterior descending coronary artery (LAD), an anatomical site that experiences increased shear stress. Five millimetre cross-sections of LADs with MB from 22 autopsied cases were… CONTINUE READING