mitral ring calcification

mitral ring calcification

Mitral annular calcification Cardiology A noninflammatory chronic degenerative process characterized by a massive deposition of calcium in the fibrous support structure of the base and leaflet of the mitral valve; primarily a disease of ♀ and elderly, MRC affects younger Pts with Marfan syndrome or conditions linked to metastatic calcification–eg, obesity Clinical Hemodynamic problems–left ventricular hypertrophy, systemic HTN, A fib, arrhythmias, heart block, CHF, stroke Management Replace valve
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