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Indian Journal of Forensic and Community Medicine

Autopsy study of coronary artery atherosclerosis in Rajkot Region

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Author Details : PJ Manvar, DK Vadgama, HM Mangal, PR Varu, RD Vaghela

Volume : 3, Issue : 4, Year : 2016

Article Page : 251-253

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Background: In cases of sudden death, cardiovascular disease (45 to 50%) was the most important cause of the sudden natural death. Keeping in view of the foresaid facts, it was considered worthwhile to study the coronary artery atherosclerosis in Rajkot region.
Material and Method: Present study was conducted from January 2014 to December 2014 at department of Forensic Medicine, P.D.U. Govt. Medical College, Rajkot. A detailed history was taken as to the circumstances of death with special reference to any signs and symptoms suggestive of myocardial ischemia. The routine autopsy technique (Virchow’s1) was used for post mortem examination.
Results:  Incidence of coronary artery disease is more in males as compared to females. Most common risk factor observed in death due to coronary artery disease was Hypertension (20.09%), followed by smoking (14.95%) and followed by diabetes mellitus (12.62%). Narrowing of lumen was maximally observed in left anterior descending coronary artery.

Coronary artery, Heart, Sudden death, Atherosclerosis

How to cite : Manvar P, Vadgama D, Mangal H, Varu P, Vaghela R, Autopsy study of coronary artery atherosclerosis in Rajkot Region. Indian J Forensic Community Med 2016;3(4):251-253

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