Pathology of sudden death during recreational sports activity: an autopsy study of 31 cases.

@article{Forns2003PathologyOS,
  title={Pathology of sudden death during recreational sports activity: an autopsy study of 31 cases.},
  author={Paul Forn{\'e}s and Dominique Lecomte},
  journal={The American journal of forensic medicine and pathology},
  year={2003},
  volume={24 1},
  pages={9-16}
}
A growing number of people are involved in recreational physical activity. It is therefore not uncommon for a medical examiner to encounter sports-related sudden deaths and to be faced with the legal implications. The authors examined the clinical and cardiac pathologic patterns in 31 persons who died suddenly during sports activities and underwent autopsy at the Institute of Forensic Medicine of Paris between 1991 and 2001. Twenty-nine male subjects, ranging in age from 7 to 57 years (mean 30… CONTINUE READING
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