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A calcified left ventricular mass.
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PMID:  25029880     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Mitral annular calcification is a degenerative process. It is mostly asymptomatic. As the calcification becomes more extensive it might be mistaken for an intracardiac tumour. Mitral annular calcification predicts cardiovascular events, cardiovascular death and overall death. It is predictive of a doubling of the stroke risk. Extensive mitral annular calcification may undergo liquefaction. Surgery is seldom needed.
Sander Trenson; Michel de Ceuninck
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta cardiologica     Volume:  69     ISSN:  0001-5385     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Cardiol     Publication Date:  2014 Jun 
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Created Date:  2014-07-17     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370570     Medline TA:  Acta Cardiol     Country:  Belgium    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  316-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
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