Mystry behind a sudden death- A case report

Kumar, Ashwini and Shashidhara, Sowmya and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Bhat, Shyla and Kumar, Pradeep G and Palimar, Vikram (2014) Mystry behind a sudden death- A case report. Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine, 1 (1). pp. 49-52. ISSN 2394-6768

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Sudden death is a mysterious death which is difficult to diagnose. As per WHO, it is defined as death within 24 hours from the onset of symptoms. Diseases of the cardiovascular system account for about 45% of sudden deaths. Among diseases of the cardiovascular system, occlusive coronary heart disease is the most important cause of sudden death. Occasionally sudden death may result from hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy in which a portion of myocardium is hypertrophied. It is perhaps known as a leading cause of sudden cardiac death in young athletes. Younger people are likely to have a more severe form of hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. One of the other commonest causes of cardiac hypertrophy is athletic heart syndrome. Differentiation as to cause behind hypertrophy needs to be done in such cases. Herby we present a case of a 20 year old male who was found struggling in the bed in the morning hours and was brought dead to the hospital. As it was a sudden death, necropsy was done.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sudden death; hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy; younger people.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Paediatrics
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 19 Jun 2017 04:07
Last Modified: 19 Jun 2017 04:07

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