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: 2012  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74-

Massive calcification in the myocardium post infarction


Prathamesh V Joshi1, Vikram R Lele1, Hina J Shah1, Sheila Rao2,  
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

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


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Joshi PV, Lele VR, Shah HJ, Rao S. Massive calcification in the myocardium post infarction. Heart Views [serial online] 2012 [cited 2022 Dec 4 ];13:74-74
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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}

References

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2Pande AK, Sethi KK, Jain R. Pictorial CME. Dystrophic myocardial calcification. J Assoc Physicians India 2001;49:256.