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Massive left atrial calcification and devastating systemic emboli in a patient with chronic renal failure



Massive left atrial calcification and devastating systemic emboli in a patient with chronic renal failure



American Journal of Kidney Diseases 40(2): 416-419



Valvular calcification is a common consequence of systemic calcium deposition resulting from chronic renal failure. Thrombi can form on such vascular calcifications and embolize to the cerebral, myocardial, and mesenteric vasculature with devastating consequences. We report the unique case of a patient with myocardial and cerebrovascular ischemia resulting from emboli arising from a massive mitral annular calcification.

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Accession: 046627244

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PMID: 12148118

DOI: 10.1053/ajkd.2002.34547


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