Papillary muscle calcification

Last revised by David Luong on 27 Jul 2021

Papillary muscle calcification in the heart in small amounts can be a common finding in elderly patients and are often located at the apex. Large calcifications involving the papillary muscles are, however, rare. They have been associated with conditions such as:

History and etymology

Papillary muscle calcification are thought to be first reported radiographically in 1974 1.

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