Vittorio Caruso, the recent most American to die in the Dominican Republic, died from respiratory and coronary heart failure after an extended historical past of associated-well being issues, the country’s Attorney General’s workplace said, citing a preliminary post-mortem report.
Caruso had suffered from hypertension, coronary heart illness, and pulmonary illness for a very long time, the workplace mentioned.
Caruso is the 10th identified American to die in the Dominican Republic within the last year. Local and US authorities keep that the deaths are usually not associated.
The US hasn’t issued a journey warning specific to the deaths within the Dominican Republic, and a US official stated Friday there hadn’t been an uncommon uptick in reported deaths there.
Caruso, from New York, had been residing in the Boca Chica community near Santo Domingo for a number of years, prosecutors stated. His companion, Yomaira Ramirez de Jesus, informed prosecutors that Caruso started to cough and feel shortness of breath on June 11. He went to the physician, was treated and released.
Nearly a week later, Ramirez de Jesus says Caruso called her, complaining of respiratory distress and chest ache. She found him getting medical attention at home.
Caruso was then transferred to a hospital, where he suffered from cardiorespiratory arrest and died.
Caruso had been battling hypertension for nine years, and had a protracted historical past of persistent obstructive pulmonary illness (COPD), the attorney general’s office mentioned.
New and previous heart attacks had been detected by the post-mortem, the workplace stated. Caruso was a smoker and consumed alcohol, per the post-mortem outcomes.
The body exhibited no indicators of internal or exterior trauma, in line with prosecutors.