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Case number: 55269m Age: 60 Sex: male Race: Caucasian Height: 5’11 ¾ “ Weight: 180 pounds Death Date: 8/27/2008 Death Time: 6:10 AM Autopsy Date: 8/27/2008 Autopsy Time: 8:00 AM Autopsy Type: complete Pathologist: Patient History and Family Reporting: The family has said that the deceased person smoked occasionally and was being treated for hypertension before the person had died. The family has said other than that the person had good health. The family had said that they are unaware of a prescription drugs or of any history of drug abuse. The family also stated that he has no severe allergies or other medical problems at the time of death. Gross Description: From the gross perspective the patient looks rather healthy. Grossly you can tell he had died from something like cardiac arrest or some type of stroke. But other than that we looked closely into the heart, lungs, coronary arteries, and brain. Lab report Description: The toxicology report had indicated that the patient had traces of cocaine in his system and also he had ethanol in his system which indicated he was drinking. He had ethybenzolecgonine in his system which is a very deadly metabolite that can cause death. The patient had lots of scarring tissue on his heart showing that he had previous damage to his heart before. There was little good cell tissue located on his heart indicating that he has had problems with this for a while. When looking at the lungs there were many white spots located on the lungs indicating talcum powder which is used as filler in many drugs this indicates that he may have snorted the drugs into his system. His coronary arteries were also blocked significantly which showed that he had atherosclerosis. His brain had hemorrhages which probably caused his death and this hemorrhage had most likely caused him to die almost instantly. Narrative: The

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