Bridging

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bridging

[′brij·iŋ]
(electricity)
Connecting one electric circuit in parallel with another.
The action of a selector switch whose movable contact is wide enough to touch two adjacent contacts so that the circuit is not broken during contact transfer.
(mathematics)
The operation of carrying in addition or multiplication.
(metallurgy)
Formation of arched cavities in a powder compact.
Jamming of the charge in a blast or a cupola furnace due to adherence of fine ore particles to the inner walls.
Formation of solidified metal over the top of the charge in a mold or crucible.
(mining engineering)
The obstruction of the receiving opening in a material-crushing device by two or more pieces wedged together, each of which could easily pass through.

Bridging

A continuous row of stiffeners between floor joists or other parallel structural members to prevent rotation about their vertical axes; it includes cross bracing.

bridging

A brace, or a system of braces, placed between joists (or the like) to stiffen them, to hold them in place, and to help distribute the load.
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Incidence and clinical significance of myocardial bridging with ECG-gated 16-row MDCT coronary angiography.
Abnormalities of angle of origin Anomalies of course Myocardial bridging (normal origin) Duplication Anomalies of termination Coronary artery fistula Coronary arcade Extracardiac termination Intrinsic coronary Coronary stenosis arterial abnormality Atresia Ectasia/aneurysm
Myocardial bridging of the left anterior descending coronary artery resulting in subendocardial infarction.
Fatal outcome associated with autopsy proven myocardial bridging of the left anterior descending coronary artery.
Right atrial myocardial bridging with a tunneled artery embedded in the myocardium of the right atrium, is an extremely rare coronary anomaly, which has been reported only in a case previously (7).
Myocardial bridging is generally confined to the mid left anterior descending artery (13).
Some have advocated that, by careful review of the coronary angiograms, for the specific purpose of identifying the muscle bridge, there would be a higher incidence of myocardial bridging (5).
Acute ischemic complications associated with myocardial bridging are resolved by beta-blockers, acetylsalicylic acid, nitroglycerine and statins.
However, myocardial bridging can cause severe complications like atrioventricular blockade, ventricular tachycardia, myocardial ischemia, sudden cardiac death and myocardial infarction (1-7) as shown in the case report by Aytan et al.
in 1951 (2), but clinical interest and systematic research was triggered by an observed association of myocardial bridging with myocardial ischemia (3-5).