VINCENT DE PAUL KING, M.D.
Calcium may be deposited within the cardiac tissue or precipitated directly into the endocardium. Healthy tissue never shows calcium salts deposited. Deposition of the calcium salts in dead or deteriorated tissue, however, is not very uncommon. (1) At first the process consists of a deposition of fine calcium granules, usually phosphates, within the broken up heart muscle fibers. These calcium granules may then coalesce, forming plaques, the latter gradually involving all elements of the heart substance. Scholtz (2) points out that there is no specific cause for this condition but that calcification can occur in the course of any pathological
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KING VDP. Focal Calcification of Heart Muscle; Case Report. Ann Intern Med. 1929;2:936–940. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-2-9-936
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1929;2(9):936-940.
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