Cardiac pathology in death from electrocution

International Journal of Legal Medicine
Vittorio FineschiEmanuela Turillazzi

Abstract

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.

References

Nov 1, 1991·American Heart Journal·N XenopoulosW C Reeves
Apr 4, 1988·The Medical Journal of Australia·A S WaltonG L Coggins
Jan 1, 1987·Scandinavian Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and Hand Surgery·J P GuinardJ Freeman
Mar 1, 1987·British Heart Journal·P J JensenU Baandrup
Jan 11, 1985·JAMA : the Journal of the American Medical Association·B W AmyB A Pruitt
Jan 1, 1981·Virchows Archiv. B, Cell Pathology Including Molecular Pathology·M A VanderweeL C Armiger
Feb 1, 1984·International Journal of Cardiology·C D Zeana
Apr 1, 1980·British Heart Journal·S H Jackson, D J Parry
Jul 1, 1993·The Journal of Emergency Medicine·R Fish
May 1, 1993·The Journal of Emergency Medicine·R Fish
Feb 1, 1993·Journal of the American College of Cardiology·R LichtenbergP Scanlon
Dec 18, 1995·Forensic Science International : Synergy·P Zhang, S Cai
Jan 1, 1997·International Journal of Legal Medicine·V FineschiG Baroldi
Jan 1, 1997·International Journal of Legal Medicine·F ZackR Wegener
Nov 26, 1998·Journal of Clinical Pathology·M A Green
Aug 10, 2000·International Journal of Legal Medicine·C OrtmannB Brinkmann
Sep 29, 2000·International Journal of Legal Medicine·V FineschiE Turillazzi
Jan 5, 2002·International Journal of Legal Medicine·M TakamiyaY Aoki
Jun 14, 2002·Forensic Science International : Synergy·B KargerB Brinkmann
May 11, 2004·International Journal of Legal Medicine·M Klintschar, D Stiller
Mar 4, 2005·International Journal of Legal Medicine·S J HamiltonP N Cooper
Mar 8, 2005·International Journal of Legal Medicine·Cristoforo PomaraVittorio Fineschi
Apr 20, 2005·International Journal of Cardiology·Giorgio BaroldiVittorio Fineschi

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Citations

Mar 26, 2014·Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine·Nagwa M GhandourGhada Ali Omran
Mar 13, 2014·Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries·B Suresh Kumar ShettyRamadas Naik
Jun 17, 2008·International Journal of Legal Medicine·Katarzyna MichaudPatrice Mangin
Aug 18, 2009·International Journal of Legal Medicine·Tony FracassoHeidi Pfeiffer
May 16, 2009·Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries·Ryan Blumenthal
May 23, 2008·Forensic Science International : Synergy·Ye WangYaqin Wang
Oct 12, 2007·Burns : Journal of the International Society for Burn Injuries·Vittorio FineschiIrene Riezzo
Jul 31, 2008·Journal of Forensic Sciences·Klára TöroMagdolna Kardos
Jun 22, 2006·Forensic Science International : Synergy·F CentiniV Fineschi
Jul 26, 2015·Journal of Electrocardiology·Mehmet Baran KarataşOsman Bolca
Mar 31, 2015·Legal Medicine·Yasuo BunaiSeiji Yamaguchi
Jan 21, 2014·Science & Justice : Journal of the Forensic Science Society·Shi-Ying LiPing Huang
Apr 27, 2017·European Heart Journal·Victor WaldmannEloi Marijon
Jun 30, 2010·The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology·Quan-Yong HuangShui-Ping Liu
Dec 11, 2019·Journal of Forensic Sciences·Guendalina GentileRiccardo Zoja
Feb 17, 2019·Clinical Research in Cardiology : Official Journal of the German Cardiac Society·David PileckyEndre Zima
Feb 17, 2021·Medicine, Science, and the Law·Matteo FaviaAntonio De Donno
May 1, 2021·Diagnostics·Gelsomina MansuetoCarlo Pietro Campobasso
May 11, 2021·Journal of Burn Care & Research : Official Publication of the American Burn Association·Tanuj KanchanKewal Krishan

❮ Previous
Next ❯

Related Concepts

Related Feeds

Cardiomyopathy

Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle, that can lead to muscular or electrical dysfunction of the heart. It is often an irreversible disease that is associated with a poor prognosis. There are different causes and classifications of cardiomyopathies. Here are the latest discoveries pertaining to this disease.