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- Received September 17, 1982
- Revision received November 16, 1982
- Accepted December 8, 1982
- Published online July 1, 1983.
- Itzhak Kronzon, MD, FACC*,
- Howard E. Winer, MD, FACC and
- Murray L. Cohen, MD
- ↵*Address for reprints: Itzhak Kronzon, MD, New York University Medical Center, 560 First Avenue, Suite 2E, New York, New York 10016.
Echocardiography identified three patients with a mitral anular mass. Fluoroscopy demonstrated a faint, homogeneous intracardiac calcific density in each patient. Cardiac catheterization and angiography were performed and showed no left ventricular inflow or outflow obstruction. One patient died suddenly and two patients had cardiac surgery (one for mitral regurgitation and another for constrictive pericarditis). Examination demonstrated that each mass was nonencapsulated, sterile and acellular and contained cholesterol, calcium and fatty acids. The clinical significance and cause of these masses are unclear at present.
with the technical assistance of Anthony Gargiulo, RDMS, Paula Newman, RDMS, Angela Cohen, RDMS
- Received September 17, 1982.
- Revision received November 16, 1982.
- Accepted December 8, 1982.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation