Unexpected death due to a biventricular thrombosis: Case report and review of literature

Medico-Legal Journal, Ahead of Print.
Cardiac thrombosis is an unusual condition characterised by the formation of a clot in the heart chambers. Biventricular thrombosis with obstruction of blood flow and fatal cardiogenic shock is anecdotal. This report describes a rare biventricular thrombosis in an elderly woman without known risk factors which was diagnosed at autopsy. A complete autopsy is essential to ascertain the cause of death, especially in complex cases with little medical history. We suggest a possible explanation for the pathophysiological mechanism.

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