An 83-year-old woman presented with chest discomfort. When she was ≈50 years of age, she had been hospitalized because of acute myocardial infarction of the anteroseptal wall. An ECG showed an abnormal image characteristic of anteroseptal cardiac aneurysm. A plain chest film (A and B) showed a marked calcification on the left ventricular silhouette. An MR image of the heart (C) showed thinning of the left ventricular wall. The patient’s overall condition improved after treatment with isosorbide mononitrates and diuretics.
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