Cardiac calcification

Last revised by Dr Jayanth Keshavamurthy on 23 Jun 2019

Cardiac calcification is a broad term for any calcification affecting the valves, coronary arteries, aortic root, endocardium, myocardium, and/or pericardium.

Pathology

Causes of cardiac calcification are:

Each type of calcification has a unique presentation and may help guide patient care, as calcifications have different etiologies, treatments and outcomes. 

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Cases and figures

  • Case 1: calcified left ventricular apical thrombus
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  • Case 2: calcified cardiac fibroma
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  • Case 3: mitral annulus calcification
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  • Case 4: giant right coronary artery aneurysm
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  • Case 5: pericardial calcification
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  • Case 6: mitral valve calcification
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  • Case 7: Calcified left ventricular mural thrombus
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  • Case 8: Pericardial calcification
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