Provides the specific information that a forensic pathologist needs in a single sourcePresents the most recent findings on pediatric pathologyShows the benefits of communication between the forensic specialist and the clinician in determining cause of death Addressing the pathology of the heart and cardiovascular system from a forensic perspective, this book guides the pathologist toward the effective resolution of cases. It critically reviews pertinent facts by revisiting pathologic findings and comparing them to etiopathogenic hypotheses, proposing new ones substantiated by previously misinterpreted or ignored facts. Pathology of the Heart and Sudden Death in Forensic Investigations assists the forensic pathologist in the presentation and interpretation of the sequence of events regarding an inquiry to a court of law. It contains basic functional anatomy of the heart, combining views on examination from clinical and pathological perspectives. The book systematically treats patho-physiologic changes and specific heart diseases and explains the benefits of communication between forensic specialists and clinicians in determining cause of death. It also presents recent findings on pediatric pathology.Including 150 color photographs that show forensic aspects of cardiopathology, the book offers a single source of pertinent information that is essential for every forensic pathologist to have at the ready when investigating a case.