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Papillary muscle calcification after inferoposterior myocardial infarction
  1. F T Schwender
  1. Henry Ford Hospital, Department of Internal Medicine, 2799 West Grand Boulevard, Detroit, MI 48202, USA
  1. Dr Schwender


Extensive papillary muscle calcification is quite a rare finding in echocardiographic examinations. A case of a 71 year old man with isolated calcification of the papillary muscles, detected by fluoroscopy and confirmed by echocardiography, is presented. Intracardiac calcifications in patients with prior right coronary artery occlusion and mitral regurgitation should suggest the possibility of posteromedial papillary muscle calcification and dysfunction.

  • papillary muscle
  • coronary artery disease
  • calcification

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