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A report reveals that there was no alcohol or illegal drugs in Maradona’s body

He toxicology report carried out within the framework of the investigation into the death of Diego Maradona reveals that there was no no alcohol or illegal drugs in the body of the soccer star, but the presence of various medications to treat his physical and mental health, legal sources reported Tuesday and EFE reports.

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 -anti-seizure drug- and desmethylvenlafaxine -antidepressant-.

Likewise, in the urine test, venlafaxine -antidepressant-, quetiapine -antipsychotic-, naltrexoma -which is 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 exacerbated chronic lung disease.

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 passed away at the age of 60 in the home of 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 his death an investigation was initiated to determine if there was any negligence in your treatment.

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After he died, the Justice began an investigation that until now has not been formally accused or detained, although several have been carried out searches and seizures in properties of the neurosurgeon Leopoldo Luque, who treated Maradona and had participated in his intervention for a brain hematoma at the beginning of November, and 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.

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