Tracheal calcification

Sang-Ho Jo; Young-Jin Choi; Goo-Yeong Cho; Hyun-Sook Kim; Ki-Suck Jung; Chong-Yun Rhim
July 2008
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;7/29/2008, Vol. 179 Issue 3, p291
Academic Journal
The article discusses the diagnosis of tracheal calcification. A 92-year old woman who was admitted to the hospital for congestive heart failure that was worsen by uncontrolled atrial fibrillation. A chest radiograph was conducted, from which results showed extensive tracheal calcification. It mentions that tracheal calcification is common for elderly patients, and more often on patients on anticoagulation medication such as warfarin sodium. However, the link on the association between tracheal calcification, and intake of warfarin is still unknown.


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