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What Killed Anna Garcia?

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What Killed Anna Garcia?

Age 14 Months
I have come to the conclusion that Anna Garcia's cause of death was a stroke. In her external examination the left side of her face was droopy. And when her brain was section it showed a blood clot. Also, that blood coul have been a result of sickle cell, a disease that made the blood clot. Or the clot could have been a result of hypercholesterolemia, high cholesterol.
Age: 14 Years
When Anna Garcia was 14, she started having symptoms of fatigue and exhaustion when completing everyday activities. She was always feeling thirsty, no matter how much she drank.Anna also began using the bathroom more often.Since her last appiontment she had lost 10 lbs. although she had no change in diet and exercise.
Age: 37 Years
Anna Garcia had 2 incidents when she experienced chest pain but she resolved the problem herself. She has been eating a diet high in fats and calories. Anna's family has a history of early heart disease, her father had a heart attack when he was 41 years old.
Cause of Death
Anna Garcia's oficial cause of death: Stroke
Age: 38 Years
: lower than normal levels, -20%
: red blood cell count reduced levels white blood cell count increased levels
Blood Oxygen
: lower than normal
Sickle Cell Test:
positive for the disease

All of these tests conclude that Anna Garcia has sickle cell anemia
Symptoms of sickle cell anemia include:
shortness of breath
yellowness of skin
small strokes
Treatments for sickle cell:
drinking plenty of fluids
pain medicines
GTT and Insulin Test Results
The test showed that Anna Garcia was experiencing symptoms of type 1 diabetes and diagnosed her.
Symptoms of type 1 diabetes include:
Excessive thirst
Frequent urination
Weight loss

Usually, type 1 diabetes symptoms develop quickly.
There is no cure for type 1 diabetes, but you can treat the disorder with:
Taking insulin
Excersise and eating healthy
Maintaining a healthy weight
Test results
Gel Electrophoresis & Pedigree Chart:
Anna is heterozygous for hyprcholesterolemia
Blood Cholesterol Test:
Total Cholesterol – 389 mg/dL
o LDL – 243 mg/dL
o HDL – 60 mg/dL
o Triglycerides – 145 mg/dL
Fasting blood sugar – 85 mg/dL
Hemoglobin A1c – 7.1%
Symptoms of Hypercholesterolemia include:
2 cases of self-resolved chest pain
Anna has a family history
Treatments for hypercholesterolemia:
ACE inhibitor
Short Term Prevention
Short term prevention could have been taking supplements of asprin which thin the blood.
Long Term Prevention
Diet and exercise, which would have helped Anna's high cholesterol, preventing the blood clot.Controlling blood pressure and controlling diabetes. Anna could have taken anti
Crime Scene
The brain appeared normal when removed from the skull. However, sectioning showed a significant blood clot or blockage in the frontal lobe. There was a lack of oxygen in the tissue for a significant amount of time.
Anna went to the hosptial for presitent urge to urinate. Her urine was pink and cloudy
Test Results
Urinalysis - positive for bacterial infection
Gram staining- negative
Colony Morphology- E. coli

Treatments given to Anna Garcia:
pain medication for UTI
Based on Jim Harvey's speech structures
When Anna Garcia was 14 months she was diagnosed with sickle cell anemia. Sickle cell is a disease in which a persons red blood cells have a sickle shape. This is a problem because there is less surface space on the cells, allowing less hemoglobin, which carries oxygen on the cells.Also at this age she had a low red blood cell count and a high white blood count. Anna at 14 months had lower than normal hematocrit levels.
Sickle Cell Tests
These tests conclude that Anna has a bacterial infection, according to the urinalysis. The gram staining, colony morphology showed that Anna had E. coli
At age 38 Anna Garcia was experiencing symptoms of a urinary tract infection (UTI) and E. coli
When anna was found in a large pool of thin blood. Also, she was found there was vomit where she lay
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