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Commotio Cordis(sudden cardiac Death due to blunt unintentional blow to the chest)

Discussion in 'JF Doctor' started by Eugeniafaith, Apr 10, 2012.

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    Eugeniafaith Member

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    .....someone die suddently by for example following a blow to the chest by a ball....(a table tennis ball).......or a following a fight.....Two days later, you receive the pathology report from the autopsy which stating the findings:
    …a normal pericardial sac, the coronary arteries arises normally and free from atherosclerosis, the chambers and valves are proportionate, with normal myocardium, and atrial and ventricular septa….................................
    The toxicological report comes back normal, and the forensic pathologist puts the cause of death down as commotio cordis.

    [h=4]What is Commotio Cordis?[/h]
    Ventricular fibrillation and sudden death triggered by a blunt, non penetrating, and often innocent appearing unintentional blow to the chest without damage to the ribs, sternum, or heart (and in the absence of underlying cardiovascular disease) constitute an event know as commotio cordis, which translates from the Latin as agitation of the heart. Maron, B. Estes, M.(2010).NEJM,362:10
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    vicent tibaijuka JF-Expert Member

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    what is new here?