immediate cause of death

The disease, injury, or complication that directly results in death, i.e., the ultimate consequence of the underlying cause of death

immediate cause of death

'…the disease, injury, or complication that directly precedes death', which is the ultimate consequence of the underlying cause of death. Cf Underlying cause of death.
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Escudero said a heart attack may be the immediate cause of death, 'but the question is why did he get a cardiac arrest; in this case the likely proximate cause is the beating or hazing.
Immediate cause of death was defined as the final disease or complication directly causing death.
The death certificate issued by Zulekha Hospital states the immediate cause of death to be 'Cardio Pulmonary Arrest' and also mentions the leading and actual cause of death to be 'unknown'.
Though the most likely underlying disease and immediate cause of death in this case are CS and a fatal arrhythmia, respectively, the absolute certainty of the diagnosis is limited by both the paucity of antemortem clinical information, as well as the fact that sarcoidosis is frequently a diagnosis of exclusion.
The terminal or immediate cause of death is the final disease or condition that the patient suffered from before death, and should be written on the first line of the cause-of-death sequence.
To view the photo gallery, click here Lebanon's National News Agency gave no immediate cause of death.
Consultant pathologist Dr Deirdre McKenna said the amount of medication drugs found in toxicological analysis was in the fatal/toxic range and would have been the immediate cause of death.
Death certificates often list the immediate cause of death, such as pneumonia, rather than listing dementia as an underlying cause.
This along with the significant amount of venous congestion observed in the head and neck leads to the conclusion that [t]he immediate cause of death was due to positional asphyxia.
Mr Galsworthy added: "The immediate cause of death was the failure to administer insulin to a known diabetic patient.
Chevalier's death certificate on file in the city now lists the immediate cause of death as strangulation.

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