Woman died through natural causes
A WOMAN died in hospital died of natural causes, a coroner has recorded at her inquest.
But Joan Scott’s husband Gordon believed her health had suffered because they had fallen out with their neighbours, the inquest was told.
Mrs Scott, of Fernie Court, Husbands Bosworth, died on December 13 last year aged 64 in Glenfield Hospital, Leicester.
A report by the pathologist concluded that Mrs Scott had died of multi-organ failure as a result of ischaemic heart disease and pulmonary hypertension.
Kevin West, the pathologist, said: “She was on an oxygen cylinder and she had smoked for a period but had stopped smoking.”
Mr West said that Mrs Scott had a fracture to her leg as a result of a fall at home. Mrs Scott’s husband believed the cause of the fall was her losing consciousness.
Mr West said there was also evidence of Mrs Scott having emphysema and chronic lung disease.
She had been suffering from collapses which, Mr West said, can occur because of ischaemic heart disease. A number of tests were carried out to establish the cause of Mrs Scott’s collapses while she was under the care of Dr Graham Fancourt.
Mr West said: “The test results were quite difficult to interpret. Whatever was causing the falls, it was acting on a patient that had pulmonary hypertension and heart disease.”
Dr Clare Cavanagh, Mrs Scott’s GP, said her patient had been having problems with her neighbours. In her report, which was read out at the inquest, Dr Cavanagh said Mr Scott believed his wife’s health had deteriorated rapidly when the neighbours moved in.
The inquest concluded that Mrs Scott died of natural causes. Coroner Donald Coutts-Wood said: “I do accept the conclusions as to the cause of death being multi-organ failure due to ischaemic heart disease.”
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