The etiology of mitral valve and annular calcification is multifactorial with the most common contribution from chronic disease conditions associated with coronary artery disease. Mitral annular calcifications are commonly associated with mitral valve regurgitation and mostly remain asymptomatic. However, if associated with mitral valvular dysfunction like in this case the condition might require subsequent mitral valve replacement.
This case was submitted with supervision and input from:
Soni C. Chawla, M.D.
Health Sciences Clinical Professor,
Department of Radiological Sciences,
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.
Olive View - UCLA Medical Center.