Case 3 -
Sudden Non-Traumatic Cardiovascular Death
William D. Edwards
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A 59-year-old woman was staying in Rochester, Minnesota, with her husband while he was recuperating following surgery at the Mayo Clinic. On the night of her death, she was last seen alive at 9:30 p.m. and was found dead in bed by her daughter at 12:30 a.m. There was no evidence of suicide or foul play. The county coroner ordered an autopsy.
According to the husband and daughter, she had been in good general health but had recently complained of nausea, exhaustion, and swollen feet. She was obese. There was also a long-standing history of polycythemia vera and a remote history of poliomyelitis.
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