Sudden Death Due to Mitral Valve Prolapse

Raghavendra Babu, YP and Rastogi, Prateek and Manjunath, S and Bhagavath, Prashantha and Mathew, Mary (2011) Sudden Death Due to Mitral Valve Prolapse. Indian Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology, 4 (1). pp. 39-41.

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Abstract

Sudden unexpected deaths arouse many questions in the minds of the deceased’s relatives, investigating officer and also the general public. This is a fact more so when a person dies and in the process sustains some accidental injuries giving a false picture of foul play. So the onus lies on the forensic expert to explore all the findings at autopsy and come to a conclusion as to the cause of death, to aid the investigative process. We came across one such case where an apparently healthy middle aged individual was found dead in his room. Few fresh injuries were present thus creating an air of suspicion. Detailed post mortem and histopathological examination proved it to be a case of death due to Mitral Valve Prolapse.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sudden Death; Natural Death; Cardiac anomaly; Mitral Valve Prolapse.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2013 10:51
Last Modified: 19 Jan 2013 10:51
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/78042

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