A heart of stone: A case of acute development of cardiac calcification and hemodynamic collapse

Christopher O. Austin, David Kramer, Juan Canabal, Murli Krishna, Patricia Mergo, Brian P Shapiro

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Abstract

Acute cardiac calcification is a clinical entity that may develop over days to months and is usually localized to areas of healed myocardial infarction, cardiac surgery or trauma. We present an unusual case of rapidly developing non-ischemic cardiac calcification in the setting of sepsis and end stage renal disease resulting in acute diastolic dysfunction and cardiac collapse diagnosed by computed tomography (CT) and confirmed by autopsy. We propose that dedicated cardiac CT may provide the most accurate means to detect cardiac calcification.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)66-68
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
Volume7
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2013

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Hemodynamics
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Thoracic Surgery
Chronic Kidney Failure
Autopsy
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Myocardial Infarction
Wounds and Injuries

Keywords

  • Cardiac calcification
  • Computed tomography
  • CT
  • Diastolic dysfunction
  • Sepsis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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A heart of stone : A case of acute development of cardiac calcification and hemodynamic collapse. / Austin, Christopher O.; Kramer, David; Canabal, Juan; Krishna, Murli; Mergo, Patricia; Shapiro, Brian P.

In: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.2013, p. 66-68.

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Austin, Christopher O. ; Kramer, David ; Canabal, Juan ; Krishna, Murli ; Mergo, Patricia ; Shapiro, Brian P. / A heart of stone : A case of acute development of cardiac calcification and hemodynamic collapse. In: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography. 2013 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 66-68.
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