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Case Reports in Cardiology
Volume 2017, Article ID 8578031, 4 pages
Case Report

A Case of Cardiac Calcified Amorphous Tumor Presenting with Concomitant ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction and Occipital Stroke and a Brief Review of the Literature

1Institute for Heart and Vascular Health, Renown Regional Medical Center, 1500 E. 2nd St. No. 302, Reno, NV 89502, USA
2Department of Internal Medicine, University of Nevada-Reno, School of Medicine, 1155 Mill St. No. W11, Reno, NV 89502, USA

Correspondence should be addressed to Kyaw Kyaw; moc.liamg@dmwaykwaykrd

Received 12 September 2017; Revised 9 November 2017; Accepted 27 November 2017; Published 24 December 2017

Academic Editor: Assad Movahed

Copyright © 2017 Kyaw Kyaw 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 tumor (CAT) is an extremely rare benign intracavitary tumor of the heart. It may mimic other cardiac tumors and can present with signs or symptoms of systemic embolization. There are limited data regarding CAT in the literature. We report a case of a 68-year-old woman with a cardiac CAT and mitral annular calcification (MAC), who presented with acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) and occipital stroke. After extensive review of the literature, we believe that this case is possibly the first description of a cardiac CAT presenting with STEMI. The CAT was surgically removed, and the diagnosis was confirmed by histology. The patient tolerated the surgery and reported no events at 6-month follow-up.