Author Topic: Cause of Death for Angus McDonald  (Read 373 times)

Offline Strangways

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Re: Cause of Death
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 01 December 18 22:29 GMT (UK) »
I think it says dropsy which is a term used to describe oedema, common in congestive and right heart failure where swelling of the ankles occurs and can be quite marked. So a combo of left heart failure giving fluid in the lungs, shortness of breath cough and sometime wheezing and right heart failure allowing fluid to build up in the extremities is cardiac asthma and dropsy. Dropsy is a description really not an actual diagnosis and it is very hard to read but given the preceding term of cardiac asthma that is the most likely addional symptom.

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Re: Cause of Death
« Reply #10 on: Sunday 02 December 18 16:02 GMT (UK) »
Thanks to all who responded - wasn't the easiest document to decipher I think you'll all agree!

Jim

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