Sepsis is an important cause of organ failures in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). All organ systems including myocardium can be injured severely during sepsis. Myocardial injury may end up with calcification which is a rare complication of severe sepsis. In this paper, we discuss a patient who developed diffuse left ventricular wall calcification during severe systemic sepsis. Myocardial calcification is classified as either dystrophic or metastatic. Metastatic calcification is commonly encountered in chronic renal failure patients, where changes in calcium and phosphate metabolisms are thought to lead to metastatic calcification in various organs including cardiovascular system.
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