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