EARLY DIAGNOSIS OF MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION DURING AUTOPSY
Objective: To determine the usefulness of Acridine Orange Fluorescence Test and Macro test for detection of infract
in its early stages during autopsy.
Material and Method: The study was conducted in histopathology section of Forensic Medicine department Khyber
Medical College Peshawar. 18 cases of myocardial infarction were selected. For standardization of negative control 10
cases of sudden unexpected death were also included. Triphenyl Tetrazolium Chloride (TTC) Macro Test and Acridine
Orange Fluorescence (AO-F) test used for staining of tissue for microscopic examination of infarcts. 10 histologically
diagnosed cases of Myocardial infract were used as a positive control. The study was done for a period of three months