IRVING I. LASKY, M.D.
Massive calcification in myocardial infarcts is relatively uncommon. Although there are not more than 21 undoubted cases in the medical literature to date, the condition occurs in a well defined group of patients with a characteristic clinical picture and may be demonstrated by standard radiologic technics. The diagnosis is of some prognostic import since these patients, like others with coronary heart disease, are prone to sudden death.
Dystrophic calcification is the term applied to the laying down of calcium in dead, degenerated or devitalized tissue, as in infarcts. This constitutes the most common type of pathologic calcification and is not
LASKY II. MASSIVE DYSTROPHIC CALCIFICATION OF THE MYOCARDIUM(MASSIVE DYSTROPHIC CALCIFICATION OF THE MYOCARDIUM*). Ann Intern Med. 1954;40:626–631. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-40-3-626
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