A report reveals that there were no illegal drugs in Maradona's body

Flowers and candles in memory of Maradona.

Flowers and candles in memory of Maradona.

The toxicological report carried out in the framework of the investigation of the death of Diego Maradona reveals that there was no alcohol or illegal drugs on the soccer star's body, but there is the presence of various medications to treat their physical and mental health, 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 from a cardiorespiratory arrest, released a statement after receiving the toxicological studies and histopathological 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 a 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 died at the age of 60 at the home of the province of Buenos Aires where he was recovering from an operation for a brain hematoma carried out at the beginning of November, among other ailments, and after his death an investigation was started to determine if there was any negligence in his treatment.

After he died, Justice began an investigation that until now has not been formally accused or detained, although it has various searches and seizures have been made 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 searched and his mobile phone was seized.


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