IULIANA HUNEA, SIMONA IRINA DAMIAN, CARMEN CORINA RADU, SORIN MOLDOVEANU, TATIANA IOV POSTMORTEM SPECIFICITY OF TROPONIN FOR ACUTE MIOCARD INFARCTION DIAGNOSIS THROUG QUALITATIVE DOSING FROM PERICARDIAL FLUID Cardiac disease is the leading cause of death, and sudden cardiac death occupies the first place in sudden deaths of natural causes. Sudden cardiac death due to lethal arrhythmia may be the first manifestation of a cardiac disease, such cases becoming suspect dead, thus forensic cases. The autopsy performed in such cases may reveal important cardiovascular disease but not obvious macroscopic or histological changes of acute myocardial infarction (IMA), except for cases of survival for several hours after the onset of the symptomatology. Biochemical markers were used to test for myocardial lesions in the absence of morphological changes. Methods for determining myoglobin, CK-MB, troponin T (cTn T), troponin I (cTn I) were introduced to the clinic to diagnose the condition of patients with chest pain as early as the 1990s. The lack of pathognomonic elements in corps investigations, where part of the analysis cannot be carried out, requires verification of the value of the investigations that can be carried out, with reference to the biochemical in the present case, in establishing the diagnosis with certainty.
Keywords: autopsy, sudden cardiac death, troponin I, acute myocardial infarction