Sudden death due to cardiovascular disorders: A review of the studies on the medico-legal cases in Tokyo

Tatsuya Murai, Mineko Baba, Ayako Ro, Naoko Murai, Yoshihiro Matsuo, Aya Takada, Kazuyuki Saito

研究成果: Review article査読

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The Tokyo Metropolitan Government has a medical examiner system, in which all cadavers classified as "unusual death" in the city of Tokyo should be examined, and if necessary, autopsied to determine the cause of death. Of about 10,000 unusual deaths examined per year, two thirds are usually determined to have died of natural causes. The most common cause of sudden natural death is ischemic heart disease, especially acute myocardial infarction. Pathological examination, however, proves acute myocardial ischemia in only one third of autopsies. Subarachnoid hemorrhage and intracerebral hemorrhage, acute myocarditis and cardiomyopathies and aortic dissection/aneurysm as well as pulmonary thromboembolism are frequent causes of death in medical examiner cases. Both pathological and socio-medical problems associated with these diseases are discussed.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)175-181
ページ数7
ジャーナルKeio Journal of Medicine
50
3
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2001 9月

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • 医学一般

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