A pulmonary edema was the cause of the death of a woman who died short after a vaccine on Tuesday an autopsy has shown.
“It is the macroscopic image of an old myocardial infarction and pulmonary edema under further laboratory investigation,” medical examiner Nikos Kalogrias reportedly said on Wednesday.
He added that what was found was a heart attack the occurred in the past and a pulmonary edema. All the rest will be cleared through the histological and laboratory examination. The results are expected in a few weeks.
No thrombosis was found macroscopic, media reported. If there was one, this will be shown in the histological examination.
The autopsy was carried out in the presence of a technical expert the woman’s family has assigned.
The 63-year-old woman was administered the AstraZeneca vaccine on Tuesday noon and waited at the Health Center for the “prescribed” 20 minutes to see if there could be any allergic shock, and then she left.
10-15 minutes later she found dead by passersby. The woman was sitting on a bench in a park close to the Center in Ilion suburb of western Athens.
The woman had underlying health issues such as diabetes and coronary heart disease.
According to the Health Ministry and following a relevant briefing by the National Vaccination Committee, there doesn’t seem to be a correlation between the vaccination and the woman’s deatη.
Citizens are concerned and vaccine cancellations at the Ilion Health Center doubled on Wednesday; they increased to 20% form an average of 10%, media reported.