Milking effect

Dr Henry Knipe and Dr M Venkatesh et al.

Milking effect phenomenon is a pathognomonic angiographic finding in myocardial bridging of coronary arteries. Systolic compression of coronary vessels with partial or complete decompression during diastole is described as milking effect. Its significance lies in: 

  • increased risk of thrombus formation
  • increased risk of coronary spasm
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Article information

rID: 31010
System: Cardiac
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases, refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Milking phenomenon

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