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Pathology of the Heart and Sudden Death in Forensic Medicine
by Vittorio Fineschi

Pathology of the Heart and Sudden Death in Forensic Medicine assists the forensic pathologist in the presentation and interpretation of the sequence of events regarding an inquiry to a court of law.


  • Provides the specific information that a forensic pathologist needs in a single source
  • Presents the most recent findings on pediatric pathology
  • Shows the benefits of communication between the forensic specialist and the clinician in determining cause of death


Functional Anatomy of the Heart

  • Blood Vessels
  • Myocardium
  • Myocardial Interstitium

Heart's Examination

  • Gross Examination
  • Tissue Sampling
  • Quantification of Lesions

Basic Pathophysiologic Changes

  • Myocardium
  • Fibrillar Collagen Matrix
  • Extramural Coronary Arteries

Specific Heart Diseases and Sudden Cardiac Death

  • Coronary Heart Disease
  • Myocarditis
  • Cardiomyopathies of Unknown Nature
  • Orthotopic Transplanted Human Heart
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Sudden Death In Other Cardiac Conditions

Endocardial Lesions and Sudden Death

  • Infective Endocarditis
  • Valvular Or Mural Thrombotic Lesions
  • Myxomatous Degeneration Of Heart Valves
  • Rheumatic Valvular Disease
  • Sudden Death In Patients Bearing Heart Valve Prostheses
  • Other Endocardial Lesions Associated With Sudden Death
  • Lesions of the Tricuspid Valve
  • Lesions of the Pulmonary Valve
  • Lesions of the Mitral Valve
  • Periaortic Lesions

Sudden Cardiac Death in Infants and Children

  • Sudden Death Between Birth and One Year
  • Sudden Death Between One Year and Adult Life
  • Classification of Cardiovascular Findings Associated with
  • Sudden Death in Children
  • Sudden Death from Congenital Heart Disease
  • Genetic and Chromosomal Associations of Congenital Heart Disease
  • Late Sudden Death After Surgical Correction
  • Sudden Death in Left Ventricular Outflow Tract Obstruction
  • Ebstein Anomaly of the Tricuspid Valve
  • Other Surgically Treated Congenital Heart Diseases
  • Eisenmenger Syndrome and Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pathology of the Heart in Cases of Sudden Death Associated
  • with Congenital Heart Disease
  • Sudden Death Associated with Coronary Artery Disease in Children
  • Sudden Death in Diseases of Proximal Great Vessels and Heart Valves
  • Sudden Death in Myocarditis and Cardiomyopathies
  • Sudden Death in Cardiac Tumors and Hamartomas
  • Sudden Death Due to Cardiac Rhythm Disorders
  • Sudden Death in Conduction System Disorders
  • Sudden Death in Atrioventricular Conduction Block and Sick
  • Sinus Syndrome

Cardiac Alterations in Sudden Infant Death (SIDS)

  • Macroscopical Findings in SID at Autopsy
  • Pathological Findings and Disturbances in the Heart

Sudden Cardiac Death and Channelpathies

  • The Forensic Approach
  • Disorders of the Ion Channel
  • Disorders of the Heart Muscle

Interpretation of Patholgical Changes in Sudden Death

  • Meaning of Pathological Findings in Sudden Death
  • Review of Specific Conditions
  • Adrenergic Stress and Related Morphopathology in Cardiology
  • Coronary Heart Disease: Deficiences in Current Causal
  • Hypotheses and Proposal for New Ones

Clinical Techniques for the Anatomic and Functional Evaluation of the Heart

  • Parameters of Interest
  • Available Techniques
  • Cardiac Anatomy
  • Coronary Anatomy
  • Coronary Vascular Flow
  • Myocardial Perfusion
  • Ventricular Function
  • Intracardiac Flows
  • Myocardial Metabolism
  • Myocardial Tissue Typing
  • Electrical Alterations

Cardiovascular Traumatic Injuries

  • Non-Penetrating Traumas
  • Penetrating Thoracic Traumas
  • Iatrogenic Traumas

Cardiac Surgery and Forensic Medicine

  • Extracorporeal Circulation
  • Myocardial Revascularization
  • Ventricular Aneurysmectomy
  • Valvular Surgery

Drug of Abuse and Pathology of the Heart

  • Cocaine
  • MDMA and MDEA
  • Narcotic Agents
  • Androgenic Anabolic Steroid
  • Cannabis and Cannabinoids


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Pathology of the Heart and Sudden Death
in Forensic Medicine

by Vittorio Fineschi
2006 536 pages $198.95 + shipping
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