Sudden cardiac death due to myocarditis - Review with a case report

K. R. Nagesh, Prateek Rastogi, Muktha R. Pai

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Abstract

Sudden death of an apparently healthy person is a critical issue, which raises medico legal problems. Cardiovascular diseases are the commonest reasons for the sudden demise of a person. Sudden cardiac death often occurs in an active healthy person without a known etiology. However, most victims do have some cardiac or other health problems without its awareness. Here we present a case of death due to myocarditis in an apparently healthy young individual. The circumstances were suspicious and gross autopsy findings were inconclusive. The cause of death was confirmed by histopathology.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)14-18
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology
Volume26
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2009
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Toxicology

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