Sepsis is an important source of morbidity and mortality among patients admitted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and can cause critical damage to all organ systems. Regarding cardiac complications, sepsis can acutely result in cardiomyopathy characterized by ventricular dilatation and a depressed ejection fraction.1 Myocardial calcification is a more rare, delayed cardiac complication of severe sepsis that has been reported in literature.1-6 Herein we report a case of a patient with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) admitted to the TJUH ICU requiring prolonged vasopressor support for severe sepsis whose clinical course was complicated by left ventricular myocardial calcification.
Sedlock, MD, Carly; Zukas, MD, Randi; and Landon, MD, Hillary
"A Case of Left Ventricular Myocardial Calcification in a Patient with Severe Sepsis,"
The Medicine Forum: Vol. 20, Article 6.
Available at: https://jdc.jefferson.edu/tmf/vol20/iss1/6