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Journal of Anesthesia & Clinical Research
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Case Report

Cardiac Calcification Following Severe Sepsis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Türkay Akbas1*, Miraç Özen2, Cafer Adigüzel3, Nuri Çagatay Çimsit4 and Sait Karakurt5

1Department of Internal Medicine and Critical Care Unit, Marmara University, Turkey

2Department of Internal Medicine, Marmara University, School of Medicine, Turkey

3Department of Haematology, Marmara University, Turkey

4Department of Radiology, Marmara University, Turkey

5Department of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Marmara University, Turkey

*Corresponding Author:
Dr. Türkay Akbas
Department of Internal Medicine and Critical Care
School of Medicine, Marmara University
Unit Fevzi Çakmak Mahallesi, Mimar Sinan Caddesi
No: 41 Ust Kaynarca, Pendik, Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: 090-532-238-31-97
E-mail: [email protected]

Received Date: April 25, 2014; Accepted Date: May 27, 2014; Published Date: May 29, 2014

Citation: Akbas T, Özen M, Adigüzel C, Çimsit NÇ, Karakurt S (2014) Cardiac Calcification Following Severe Sepsis: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. J Anesth Clin Res 5:409. doi: 10.4172/2155-6148.1000409

Copyright: © 2014 Akbas T, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.



There are two types of myocardial calcification: metastatic calcification that is encountered in chronic renal disease patients and dystrophic calcification which develops in injured myocardium. Myocardial infarction, trauma, surgery and myocarditis are the most commonly faced reasons for dystrophic calcification. Here we present a rare case of a patient in whom myocardial calcification was diagnosed after severe sepsis.

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