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IJCRR. 2013; 5(3): 37-42


STUDY OF SUDDEN NATURAL DEATHS IN MEDICO-LEGAL AUTOPSIES WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO CARDIAC CAUSES

Sandesh H. Chaudhari, Anand Mugadlimath, Mandar Sane, K.U. Zine, D.I. Ingale, Rekha Hiremath.

Abstract
This prospective cross-sectional study was carried out at Government Medical College, Aurangabad (M.S.) during a period of one year. Most of the sudden deaths were in 41-50 years of age group. Males predominate the females among all sudden deaths with male to female ratio 4.3:1.
Cardiovascular causes were the principle cause followed by the respiratory causes among all sudden deaths. Deaths due to coronary artery disease and myocardial infarction amount to almost half of the cases of sudden natural deaths (40.25%). Confirmation of cause of death by histopathological examination was emphasized.

Key words: sudden death, natural death, autopsy



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