The expert report on the death of Argentine legend Diego Armando Maradona has determined that there would be no trace of alcohol or drugs in the body of the footballer who died on November 25th. However, psychoactive drugs such as “venlafaxine, quetiapine, levetiracetam and naltrexone” were found, according to research sources.
Among the most important data that the experts have revealed is the one that ensures that there was no sudden death and that the agony in the bed where he rested could last between six and eight hours.
The autopsy determined that the former captain of the 1986 world champion team in Mexico died as a result of “acute pulmonary edema secondary to exacerbated chronic heart failure” and a “dilated cardiomyopathy” was discovered in his heart.
This information will be decisive in the criminal case opened from the complaints such as that of the lawyer Matías Morla that indicated medical negligence. The hypothesis of a crime by those in charge of Maradona’s health is reinforced.
“ It is as important what appeared as what did not emerge from these laboratory tests, which at first glance confirm that Maradona was given psychotropic drugs but no medication for his heart disease,” he told the agency Telam one of the judicial investigators of the case.
Medical sources linked to the file explained to Telam that venlafaxine is an antidepressant drug used to treat anxiety disorders; Quetiapine is an antispychotic also used for severe depression and some addictions; and levetiracetam is an antiepileptic drug that acts on the central nervous system and can cause drowsiness and a decreased ability to react.
Naltrexone blocks the effect of opioid medications and is used to prevent alcohol withdrawal.
Days after the death of the Fluff, the judicial investigation charged with wrongful death Dr. Leopoldo Luque, who operated on him days before his death.
Another of the protagonists charged and who testified in the open case, was the nurse in charge of Diego’s care at the home where he lost his life. GiselaMadrid, represented by the lawyer Rodolfo Baqué, recounted how those days were and the problems she had to carry out her work.