BUENOS AIRES, Argentina – The toxicological report carried out in the framework of the investigation into the death of Diego Maradona revealed on Tuesday that there was neither alcohol nor illegal drugs in the body of the soccer star, but there was the presence of various medications to treat his physical health and mental, legal sources reported Tuesday.
The San Isidro Attorney General’s Office, in charge of the case that seeks to determine if there was any type of malpractice surrounding the health of the Argentine idol, who died on November 25 due to a cardiorespiratory arrest, released a statement after receiving the toxicological studies and histopathology of the corpse.
Specifically, the blood sample analyzed and registered in the legal chemical report indicates that in the body of “El 10” there was the presence of levetiracetam (an anticonvulsant medicine) and desmethylvenlafaxine (an antidepressant).
Likewise, in the urine test, venlafaxine (antidepressant), quetiapine (antipsychotic), naltrexoma (used to treat drug or alcohol dependence) and metoclopramide, used to treat nausea, were also detected.
In another analysis, the presence of ranitidine, used to treat stomach problems, was also found.
Regarding the histopathological picture, the report indicates that Maradona suffered liver cirrhosis, acute tubular necrosis associated with chronic kidney disease, myocardiofibrosis, subendocardial fibrosis and areas suggestive of acute ischemia, as well as non-occlusive calcified coronary atheromatosis and lung with asphyctic characteristics associated with pathology. exacerbated chronic lung.
The Italian singer criticized the extensive coverage that the death of the Argentine soccer player received.
Also the presence of siderophages that “could be compatible with heart failure.”
There is also talk of focal glomerulosclerosis, atherosclerosis, ischemic heart disease and arterial hyperplasia in the sinoatrial node.
Maradona died at the age of 60 at the home in the province of Buenos Aires where he was recovering from an operation for a brain hematoma carried out in early November, among other ailments, and after the death an investigation was started to determine if there were any negligence in their treatment.
After he died, the Argentine justice began an investigation that until now has not been formally accused or detained, although various searches and seizures have been made of the properties of the neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, who treated Maradona and had participated in his intervention for a brain hematoma to beginning of November, and from his psychiatrist, Agustina Cosachov.
The apartment where Maximiliano Trimarchi lives, who worked as the former soccer player’s driver, was also raided and his mobile phone was seized.