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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2017 (2017), Article ID 2376096, 3 pages
Case Report

Cardiac Calcified Amorphous Tumor of the Mitral Valve Presenting as Transient Ischemic Attack

1Department of Cardiac Surgery, Imam Reza Hospital, Atherosclerosis Prevention Research Center, Faculty of Medical Science, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2Student Research Committee, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
3Faculty of Medicine, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
4Faculty of Medicine, University of Medical Sciences, Hamedan, Iran

Correspondence should be addressed to Aliasghar Moeinipour

Received 12 August 2016; Revised 12 December 2016; Accepted 4 January 2017; Published 17 January 2017

Academic Editor: Assad Movahed

Copyright © 2017 Mohammad Abbasi Teshnizi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Cardiac calcified amorphous tumors (CATs) are an extremely rare nonneoplastic intracardiac masses. They have been reported in the literature in only a few cases. Thus, the incidence, pathogenesis, and best approach to the treatment are not certain. We report a case of CATs on the atrial surface of the anterior mitral valve leaflet in a 37-year-old female who was diagnosed by histopathological examination after surgical removal.