the Diagnosis of patients died from the coronavirus, is established only after autopsy. About it journalists were told by chief specialist of pathological anatomy destava of Moscow Oleg Zairatyants.
According to him, the County coroner called the cause of death COVID-19 when the patient has pneumonia and tested positive for the virus. Thus, even if the background of the “crown” aggravated a chronic disease, the cause of death still indicate coronavirus.
However, in a number of cases of the coronavirus in a patient does not lead to pathological changes in the lungs, says the pathologist. And if a person with a confirmed COVID-19 died, for example, from a heart attack, the cause of death is indicated heart failure.
“the virus Itself is not a disease, [and if] in light of the changes – [that] the man died of a heart attack,” commented Oleg Zairatyants, quoted by RIA Novosti.