Pradeep Kumar M.V.,Rajarajeshwari Medical College and Hospital |
Arikeri S.M.,Malabar Medical College Hospital and Research Center
Journal of South India Medicolegal Association | Year: 2012
Sudden death in young people due to involvement of the cardiovascular system is not uncommon. Sudden death due to acute myocardial infarction may occur in relatively young persons and without evidence of coronary artery obstruction. In such a situation, histopathological examination of the organs helps to demonstrate the lesion that led to the death of an individual. Arrhythmogenic right ventricular disease (ARVD) is an important cause of ventricular arrhythmias in children and adolescents. It is a type of nonischaemic cardiomyopathy that involves primarily the right ventricle. Sudden death without any gross pathological feature will pose a problem in opining the cause of death. Herein, we report a case of sudden death due to ARVD in a young female. © 2012 South India Medico-Legal Association. All rights reserved.