Intracardiac Calcification - An Interesting Chest X-ray Report.

Sharma, VM and Anupama, N and Pradeepa, N and Harsha, DS and Simon, RA and Basavaraj, S (2013) Intracardiac Calcification - An Interesting Chest X-ray Report. [Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)]

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We report a case of chest X-ray finding of mitral annular calcification. Mitral annular calcification is a degenerative process involving the fibrous annulus of the mitral valve. It is generally an incidental finding associated with aging and atherosclerosis. It may lead to significant mitral regurgitation and can rarely cause symptomatic mitral stenosis. In addition, mitral annulus calcification may be associated with atrial fibrillation and cardiac arrhythmia. Calcification of mitral annulus in the chest X-ray generally follows the C-shape of the mitral annulus. Confirmation is by echocardiography. Symptomatic cases require repair by surgery.

Item Type:Journal (On-line/Unpaginated)
Keywords:Mitral annulus; Intra cardiac calcification.
Subjects:JOURNALS > Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences
ID Code:8948
Deposited By: Kakkilaya Bevinje, Dr. Srinivas
Deposited On:04 May 2013 23:09
Last Modified:04 May 2013 23:09

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