Fat infiltration of left ventricle - a rare cause of sudden cardiac death

Tanuj Kanchan, Jenash Acharya, Pradhum Ram, Urmila N. Khadilkar, Talvinder Rana

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Abstract

Cor adiposum is a rare disorder of the heart, where the normal heart tissue is replaced by fibro-fatty infiltrates. We report one such case of a middle-aged female who was declared dead shortly after a syncopal episode. At autopsy, the pericardium was intact and firmly adhered to the heart. Histopathology revealed fatty infiltrates extending into the left ventricle of the heart. A post-mortem diagnosis of Cor adiposum was made which is an uncommonly reported cause of sudden cardiac death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)142-144
Number of pages3
JournalThe Medico-legal journal
Volume84
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-09-2016

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Sudden Cardiac Death
Heart Ventricles
Fats
Pericardium
Syncope
Autopsy

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  • Medicine(all)

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Kanchan, Tanuj ; Acharya, Jenash ; Ram, Pradhum ; Khadilkar, Urmila N. ; Rana, Talvinder. / Fat infiltration of left ventricle - a rare cause of sudden cardiac death. In: The Medico-legal journal. 2016 ; Vol. 84, No. 3. pp. 142-144.
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Fat infiltration of left ventricle - a rare cause of sudden cardiac death. / Kanchan, Tanuj; Acharya, Jenash; Ram, Pradhum; Khadilkar, Urmila N.; Rana, Talvinder.

In: The Medico-legal journal, Vol. 84, No. 3, 01.09.2016, p. 142-144.

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