Volume 19, Issue 3 (July 1974)

    Asymmetrical Hypertrophy of the Heart: Two Sudden Deaths in Adolescents

    (Received 5 November 1973; accepted 10 December 1973)

    Published Online: July

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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


    Stock #: JFS10212J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10212J

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    Title Asymmetrical Hypertrophy of the Heart: Two Sudden Deaths in Adolescents
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