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Table 2 Autopsy Findings from 99 Victims of Sudden Unexplained Death (SUD)

From: Non-diagnostic autopsy findings in sudden unexplained death victims

Cardiac findings62 (63%)
Blank Autopsy37 (37%)
Heart weight, grams416* (240–660)
LV thickness, mm14.7* (5–25)
RV thickness, mm3.9X (0.3–15)
Mean BMI, kg/m224.6 (15–37)
Heart weight / Body Mass, ratio0.5% (0.3–0.8)
Hypertrophy and/or enlarged heart35 (35%)
Coronary atheromatosis31 (31%)
Myocardial fibrosis19 (19%)
Dilated chambers7 (7%)
Myocardial Inflamation5 (5%)
Minor congenital heart defects5 (5%)
Valvular heart defects3 (3%)
Non-cardiac findings26 (26%)
Atherosclerosis of the great vessels24 (24%)
Aspiration2 (2%)
Cerebral haemorrhage1 (1%)
Pneumonia1 (1%)
Toxicology performed29 (29%)
  1. Abbreviations: BMI body mass index; LV left ventricle; RV right ventricle.n = 47; xn = 60; *n = 61
  2. None of the findings fulfilled diagnostic criteria. All percentages are given out of total the total population