Asymmetrical Hypertrophy of the Heart: Two Sudden Deaths in Adolescents

    Volume 19, Issue 3 (July 1974)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 July 1974

    Page Count: 7


    Spruill, FG
    Instructor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas

    Sturner, WQ
    Assistant professor, University of Texas Health Science Center at Dallas, Dallas, Texas

    (Received 5 November 1973; accepted 10 December 1973)

    Abstract

    Since Teare's report of the first eight cases describing the pathologic features of asymmetrical hypertrophy of the heart [1], there have been few subsequent documentations of this condition in the forensic literature [2]. This seems rather surprising, since most of these deaths are in the sudden and unexpected category and should be candidates for proper medicolegal investigation. Misdiagnosis, certification without autopsy, and lack of documenting isolated cases are probably equally responsible for this phenomenon.


    Paper ID: JFS10212J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10212J

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