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Calcification at the Left Cardiac Border*

Thomas Krasemann, MD; Volker Debus, MD; Johannes Vogt, MD
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*From the Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Westfaelische Wilhelms-University, Muenster, Germany.

Correspondence to: Thomas Krasemann, MD, Department of Pediatric Cardiology, Westfaelische Wilhelms-University, Albert-Schweitzer-Str. 33, D-48149 Muenster, Germany; e-mail: kraseman@uni-muenster.de



Chest. 2001;119(2):618-621. doi:10.1378/chest.119.2.618
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A 13 -year-old boy was admitted for cardiac catheterization because of mitral regurgitation. The family history was noncontributory. He is the second twin, delivered after normal pregnancy without maternal illness, infection, or medication. He showed normal development and weight gain. At the age of 2 years, a heart murmur was first noted; echocardiographically, a small (2.5-mm) ventricular septal defect (VSD) was found. This closed spontaneously 3 years later, but mitral valve prolapse accompanied by mild mitral incompetence was noticed. During the next 2 years, mitral regurgitation became more severe. At the age of 10 years, mitral insufficiency was treated surgically because of the clinical signs of congestive heart failure. Afterwards, mild mitral regurgitation was still noticed in echocardiography. Clinically, the boy did well during the next 3 years, but at echocardiography, the left atrium as well as the left ventricle were found to be progressively enlarged, probably caused by mitral regurgitation. The boy again was admitted to the hospital for catheterization.

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