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Cardiology and Angiology: An International Journal, ISSN: 2347-520X,Vol.: 7, Issue.: 2

Case Report

Death Due to Low Voltage Electric Shock Induced Myocarditis


Reetu Kundu1*, Rajpal Singh Punia1 and Dasari Harish2

1Department of Pathology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

2Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India.

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(1) Thiago Andrade de Macedo, Hypertension Unit, Cardiology Division Heart Institute (InCor), Brazil.


(1) Hugo R. Ramos, Universidad Nacional de Cordoba, Argentina.

(2) Mustafa Öztop, Mehmet Akif Ersoy University, Turkey.

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Low voltage electric shock resulting in myocarditis induced delayed death is a rarity and has not been reported so far, to the best of our knowledge. The definitive diagnosis is autopsy based as it has variable clinical presentations. We report such a case where in the histopathologic findings of myocarditis came as a surprise during microscopic evaluation of the autopsy sections in a case with an apparently normal heart on gross examination. The present case mandates a careful microscopic examination of autopsy sections in cases of electrocution.

Keywords :

Myocarditis; electrical burn; heart; autopsy.

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DOI : 10.9734/CA/2018/39585

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