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How?Does a medical examiner determine that the cause of death was a cardiac arrhythmia?

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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In brief: Exclusion

All deaths are ultimately from the electrical system of the heart stopping, but if someone not on drugs simply falls over dead and the autopsy & labs show no clear fatal lesion, i look for entities that cause rhythm problems such as coronary atherosclerosis, emphysema, or structural defects.
When not present, look for a channelopathy (old ekg's, gene studies). That's a start -- wishing you comfort.

In brief: Exclusion

All deaths are ultimately from the electrical system of the heart stopping, but if someone not on drugs simply falls over dead and the autopsy & labs show no clear fatal lesion, i look for entities that cause rhythm problems such as coronary atherosclerosis, emphysema, or structural defects.
When not present, look for a channelopathy (old ekg's, gene studies). That's a start -- wishing you comfort.
Dr. Ed Friedlander
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