To better characterize the morphologic changes in electrocution, morphologic changes in the hearts of 21 subjects, who died instantaneously of electrocution, were compared to the hearts of decedents with different types of death. Sixteen myocardial samples per heart were processed for histological examination, and sections were prepared with a variety of specific stains. The frequency, location and extent of myocellular segmentation (stretching and/or rupture) of intercalated discs and associated changes of myocardial bundles and single myocells [myofibre break-up (MFB)] were recorded, quantitatively analysed and statistically evaluated. The frequency of MFB was maximal in cases of electrocution (90%). The findings show that MFB is an ante-mortem change and may be a distinct finding in electrocution.
Levels of short (1-15 ms) electrical shocks from a 50 Hz supply inducing ventricular fibrillation in hyperbaric helium and oxygen
Changes in the contractile state, fine structure and metabolism of cardiac muscle cells during the development of rigor mortis
The application of selected histochemical and immunohistochemical markers and procedures to the diagnosis of early myocardial damage
Markers of cardiac oxidative stress and altered morphology after intraperitoneal cocaine injection in a rat model
A histological study on the mechanism of epidermal nuclear elongation in electrical and burn injuries
Ultrasound-accelerated formalin fixation improves the preservation of nucleic acids extraction in histological sections
Findings for current marks: histopathological examination and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy of three cases
Combined analyses of creatine kinase MB, cardiac troponin I and myoglobin in pericardial and cerebrospinal fluids to investigate myocardial and skeletal muscle injury in medicolegal autopsy cases
Alterations in left ventricular function assessed by two-dimensional speckle tracking echocardiography and the clinical utility of cardiac troponin I in survivors of high-voltage electrical injury
Characteristics of electrically injured skin from human hand tissue samples using Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy
Primum Non Nocere: Organ Donation After Electrocution and Transplantation of Electricity-Damaged Livers: Report of 2 Cases
A Pilot Study on the Diagnosis of Fatal Electrocution by the Detection of Myocardial Microhemorrhages.
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