Myocardial Calcification with a Latent Risk of Congestive Heart Failure in a Patient with Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.

  title={Myocardial Calcification with a Latent Risk of Congestive Heart Failure in a Patient with Apical Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy.},
  author={Shimpei Ito and Akihiro Endo and Taiji Okada and Taku Nakamura and Tomoko Adachi and Takashi Sugamori and Nobuyuki Takahashi and Hiroyuki Yoshitomi and Kazuaki Tanabe},
  journal={Internal medicine},
  volume={54 13},
Myocardial calcification is rare. [...] Key Result An 88-year-old man who had previously been diagnosed with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy exhibited left ventricular asynergy on echocardiography before undergoing cholecystectomy. Computed tomography revealed severe calcification in the apical region of the left ventricular myocardium, although the coronary arteries were intact and the hemodynamics on right heart catheterization were normal.Expand
Massive Biventricular Myocardial Calcification in a Patient with Fulminant Myocarditis Requiring Ventricular Assist Device Support
A case of massive biventricular myocardial calcification associated with fulminant myocarditis involving a 15-year-old boy who underwent heart transplantation and a histological examination revealed severe fibrosis in both ventricles of the original heart.
Apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy with apical endomyocardial fibrosis and calcification
The imaging studies of the 2 patients suggest a poor prognosis for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, and diagnosis should require multimodality imaging examinations to rule out differential diagnoses.
A proposed role for sepsis in the pathogenesis of myocardial calcification
A mechanistic theory for myocardial calcification is proposed and its presence in the context of sepsis is less well recognised and the mechanisms responsible are poorly understood.


Myocardial Calcification as a Rare Cause of Congestive Heart Failure: A Case Report
A case of an 80-year-old woman with multiple admissions over a 5-year period for congestive heart failure who was found to have a normal left ventricular ejection fraction and normal coronary arteries on left heart catheterization is presented.
[Heart failure due to severe myocardial calcification--a rare complication after irradiation on the chest wall].
A 28-year-old female who had had irradiation on the chest wall at the age of 5 as a remedy for keroid granulation after burn, recently developed congestive heart failure and could be responsible for the severe myocardial calcification.
Intramyocardial calcification in a patient with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy.
A 72-year-old man with apical hypertrophic cardiomyopathy, who was initially suspected of having a thrombus in the left ventricular apex on echocardiography, is diagnosed as having apical intramyocardial calcification on multidetector computed tomography.
Heart Failure Associated with Metastatic Myocardial Calcification in a Hemodialysis Patient with Progressive Calcification of the Hand
Progressive metastatic calcification of the skin and subcutaneous tissue is useful for predicting myocardial calcification, and a 47-year-old man with hemodialysis-dependent end-stage renal disease presented with progressive dyspnea is suggested.
Metastatic calcification of the cardiac conduction system with heart block: an under-reported entity in chronic renal failure patients.
A routine abbreviated conduction system examination is warranted for patients with systemic metastatic calcification, especially if they have sudden death or a known history of heart block, which may cause sudden death in chronic renal failure patients during hospital admission, or unexpectedly while the patient is in the community.
An autopsied case of acute myocarditis with myocardial calcification.
Dissociation between the pathologic and echocardiographic findings suggested the possibility of functional reversibility of severely damaged myocardium and possible mechanisms of abnormal contractile function other than inflammatory change.
Cardiac calcified amorphous tumor in a patient presenting for ventricular tachycardia ablation: intracardiac echocardiogram diagnosis and management
A case of cardiac CAT in a 58-year-old woman with prior cardiac arrest and recurrent ventricular tachycardia who presented for radiofrequency ablation is described, revealing the characteristic endomyocardial calcific pattern associated with this tumor that precluded catheter manipulation in the left ventricle.
Myocardial calcifications in infants with congenital heart disease
  • O. Topaz
  • Medicine
    Pediatric Cardiology
  • 2006
Evidence is given that necrotic tissue in the myocardium of some infants tends to become calcified rather than be removed and scarred as occurs in the adult, and that prenatal cardiac disease and trauma such as surgery might account for the presence of myocardial calcification.
Massive calcification in infarcted myocardium.
Massive calcification in infarcted myocardium.
In a patient who has a calcified infarct, the diagnosis is clinically valuable in giving an unequivocal demonstration of the state of the myocardium, and in indicating the etiology of cardiac enlargement, which is usually present.