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A PICTURE IS WORTH A THOUSAND WORDS
Year : 2012  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74  

Massive calcification in the myocardium post infarction


1 Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Worli, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Cardiology, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Worli, Mumbai, India

Date of Web Publication1-Aug-2012

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Prathamesh V Joshi
Department of Nuclear Medicine and PET-CT, Jaslok Hospital and Research Centre, Worli, Mumbai
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1995-705X.99233

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Joshi PV, Lele VR, Shah HJ, Rao S. Massive calcification in the myocardium post infarction. Heart Views 2012;13:74

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Myocardial calcification is classified as either dystrophic or metastatic. Dystrophic calcification is more common and usually occurs in the area of prior myocardial infarction. It is usually caused by a large myocardial infarction and is reported to occur in 8% of infarcts more than 6 years old. [1],[2]

Cardiac PET/CT can show massive dystrophic calcification of the myocardium in the area of myocardial infarction [Figure 1].
Figure 1: (a) Massive calcification in the infracted myocardium (arrows);
Figure 1: (b) Shows the area on non-viable infarct in FDG PET images (arrows).
Figure 1: (c) Virtual reconstruction of patient's heart showing severe calcification in heart


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1.Kim MK, Chung WJ, Oh KJ, Choi EY, Yang SM, Shin EK, et al. Dystrophic endocardial calcification associated with prior myocardial infarction. J Korean Soc Echocardiogr 2005;13:33-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Pande AK, Sethi KK, Jain R. Pictorial CME. Dystrophic myocardial calcification. J Assoc Physicians India 2001;49:256.  Back to cited text no. 2
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