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

@article{Ito2015MyocardialCW,
  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},
  year={2015},
  volume={54 13},
  pages={
          1627-31
        }
}
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
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