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An: 2019, Nr.4, Articol Nr. 8
Title: 

MYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS IN FORENSIC PATHOLOGY

Authors: 

      Madalina Maria Diac, D.A. Chiran, C.I. Stan - University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa”, Iaşi, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Forensic Sciences
      A. Knieling, Diana Bulgaru Iliescu - Institute of Legal Medicine, Iasi; University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Grigore T. Popa”, Iaşi, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Forensic Sciences
      Tatiana Iov - Institute of Legal Medicine, Iasi
      MYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS IN FORENSIC PATHOLOGY (Abstract): Introduction: In the last years, throughout the world, the cardio-vascular pathology has a massive and continuous growth, with an increased gravity due to the lowering of the age of patients affected by this type of illness. Objectives: The main objective is reviewing the medico-legal cases with cardio-vascular pathology encountered by the authors in the 2015-2018 interval, with confirmation and positive appreciation of the growing incidence of this pathology, decreasing the age threshold and other medico-legal aspects, macroscopical and histopathological. Material and method: The following paper evaluates the cases of deaths due to myocardial fibrosis, encountered in the activity of the authors, on a 4-years period (2015-2018), at the Institute of Legal Medicine Iasi, Romania. Results: Out of a total of 374 medico-legal autopsies performed by the authors in the 2015-2018 period at the Institute of Legal Medicine Iasi, 80 deaths were attributed to myocardial fibrosis. Conclusions: Although the medical world is trying, on a global scale, to prevent cardio-vascular diseases by means of educational programs, encouraging periodic medical check-ups and innovative therapies, the incidence of this pathology is continuously growing, affecting increasingly younger patients. This review of the medico-legal cases encountered by the authors aims to confirm the ascending trend of cardio-vascular disease incidence and to raise attention to this issue.
Key words: MYOCARDIAL FIBROSIS, CARDIO-VASCULAR PATHOLOGY, FORENSIC PRACTICE
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