An unusual case of sudden cardiac death during sexual intercourse

Cardia, L.; Gualniera, P.

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Abstract

The most common cause of sudden death during sexual intercourse in adults is heart disease, and it is usually the male, whereas the death of the woman is unusual. Generally, in these cases, death occurs as a result of cardiovascular disease. The authors report an unusual case of the sudden death of a young woman during sexual intercourse. The post-mortem investigations (autopsy, cardiac nuclear magnetic resonance and cardiac histology) demonstrated a previously undiagnosed arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. The terminal cause of death was a malignant arrhythmia from arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy. This is the first report of a case in which sexual activity can be regarded as the triggering factor combined with cardiac disease to the woman's death.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)25817218759630-
Numero di pagine5
RivistaTHE MEDICO-LEGAL JOURNAL
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2018

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Sudden Cardiac Death
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Autopsy
Histology
Cardiovascular Diseases
Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy

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An unusual case of sudden cardiac death during sexual intercourse. / Cardia, L.; Gualniera, P.

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Cardia, L.; Gualniera, P. 2018, 'An unusual case of sudden cardiac death during sexual intercourse', THE MEDICO-LEGAL JOURNAL, pagg. 25817218759630-.
Cardia, L.; Gualniera, P. / An unusual case of sudden cardiac death during sexual intercourse. In: THE MEDICO-LEGAL JOURNAL. 2018 ; pagg. 25817218759630-.
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