Massive myocardial calcification and normal coronary arteries

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Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiovascular Medicine; Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology

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Life Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences


We report a case of extensive myocardial calcification in a 50-year-old woman. It is rare when such cases are not associated with either metastatic deposition or infarction. However, this patient had a childhood illness of either rheumatic fever or some type of myocarditis, which most likely caused her extensive myocardial calcification.

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Citation: Tex Heart Inst J. 1985 Dec;12(4):363-5.

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Texas Heart Institute journal / from the Texas Heart Institute of St. Luke's Episcopal Hospital, Texas Children's Hospital

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