<div class="Article" style="float: left;"> <table> <tr style="vertical-align: bottom;"> <td> <h3><a href="/go=news.detail&gid=440477" target="_blank"> Shane del Rosario autopsy results </a></h3> </td> </tr> </table> <a href="/go=news.detail&gid=440477" ><img class="photo" src="http://img.mixedmartialarts.com/method=get&rs=50&q=75&x=3&y=3&w=310&h=165&ro=0&s=shane-del-rosario-12-01-2013-0-26-55-989.jpg" /></a> <div style="clear: both; line-height: 1px;height: 1px;"> </div> </div> <p>Late last month Shane del Rosario suffered a catastrophic cardiovascular collapse. He was found by UFC flyweight Ian McCall, who called 911, and administered CPR until emergency medical personnel arrived. Del Rosario was brought to the hospital in full cardiac arrest.</p>
He was resuscitated in the ER, and returned back to stable heart rhythm and blood pressure. He underwent an Arctic Sun procedure, raising his core temperature in hopes that his brain would activate. Unfortunately, it was not successful; del Rosario, 30, was moved onto life support and showed no brain activity.
He passed away on December 9, 2013.
On Wednesday a death certificate issued by the Orange County coroner’s office.
His death was due to natural causes, according to medical examiners.
The death certificate said the 30-year-old fighter suffered brain damage from a lack of oxygen to the brain, an abnormal heart rhythm commonly associated with heart attacks and a congenital heart disorder.
The immediate causes of death were listed as anoxic encephalopathy, ventricular fibrillation and Long QT Syndrome. But the death certificate also listed “other significant conditions contributing to death but not resulting in the underlying cause;” namely cocaine, opiates and THC were present in the fighter’s body.
O.C. Supervising Deputy Coroner Daniel Aikin told MMAjunkie that the drugs were found as part of a routine urine screen by the hospital. The amount of drugs is unknown because an autopsy wasn’t performed.
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