Massive biventricular myocardial calcification in a patient with fulminant myocarditis requiring ventricular assist device support

Yuki Kimura, Osamu Seguchi, Atsushi K. Kono, Manabu Matsumoto, Yuto Kumai, Kensuke Kuroda, Seiko Nakajima, Takuya Watanabe, Yorihiko Matsumoto, Satsuki Fukushima, Masanobu Yanase, Tomoyuki Fujita, Hatsue Ishibashi-Ueda, Junjiro Kobayashi, Norihide Fukushima

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The natural course of myocardial calcification is unclear. We herein report a case of massive biventricular myocardial calcification associated with fulminant myocarditis and present its natural course. The patient was a 15-year-old boy. Massive calcification was detected in both ventricles on computed tomography several months after left ventricular assist device placement. Although the calcification gradually regressed, the patient’s cardiac function did not recover, and he underwent heart transplantation after a waiting period of 3 years. A histological examination revealed severe fibrosis in both ventricles of the original heart. Myocardial calcification might suggest severe myocardial inflammation and injury in cases of fulminant myocarditis.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)1283-1286
ページ数4
ジャーナルInternal Medicine
58
9
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2019
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  • 内科学

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