Acute hypercalcemia of the heart ("bony heart").

  title={Acute hypercalcemia of the heart ("bony heart").},
  author={Rainer Kloeppel and Peter L{\"u}bke and Matthias Mittag and Harald Achenbach and Susann Stephan and Reinhard Kluge and J Lenzner},
  journal={Journal of computer assisted tomography},
  volume={25 3},
Cardiac abnormalities as a sign of hyperparathyroidism are common. A spectacular pitfall of peracute extended myocardiac hypercalcemia is reported. The history of a 30-year-old woman included symptoms such as insufficiency of the kidneys since childhood, secondary hyperparathyroidism, and hemodialysis for approximately 4 years. After kidney transplantation, the patient died from progressive heart failure. Three days before she died, CT showed a nearly white heart, and myocardial scintigraphy… CONTINUE READING