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Autopsy reveals heart attack killed woman who received AstraZeneca vaccine

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A 46 year old Bangkok woman that died on Tuesday after receiving the AstraZeneca vaccine, died from a heart attack, says the autopsy.

Dr Atthasit Dulamnuay says:

The right atria of the woman’s heart was found to be ruptured, causing a haemorrhage of 180cc of blood and severe pulmonary oedema, in which excessive amounts of fluid builds up in the lungs

Dr Atthasit cautions that it is still unknown if the woman’s death is in any way related to her getting the vaccine and more medical examinations of her body are underway.

The doctor adds that the chance of unpleasant side effects is still less than 1 in 100,000.

The woman’s niece says she took her aunt to get vaccinated at the Thai Business Administration Technological College in Bangkok on Tuesday. However, when her aunt got home, she complained of a headache and mild fatigue.

She took 2 paracetamol tablets that evening, and her migraine medication 4 hours after that.

15 minutes later she had a seizure and lost consciousness. By the time an ambulance got to her house, she was already dead.

Last week, the Thaiger reported how the Thai National Health Security Office will provide compensation for those negatively affected by a Covid-19 vaccine. In the instance of someone dying after receiving a Covid vaccine, the compensation is 400,000 baht.


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Jack Arthur

Jack is from the USA, has a B.A. in English, and writes on a variety of topics. He lives in Thailand.


  1. This is a risk benefit calculation. As Dean Millard says. 79 people out of 35,000,000. A small small small risk compared to dying of Covid or even getting struck by lightening. Get the jab and stay safe and end this pandemic.

  2. The autoppsy reveals a rupture of the atria and the doctor did not stress the origin of that rupture. Often it is caused by an obstruction of a coronary artery and is a complication of an myocardial infarction.
    Further there was an interesting information about her side-medication. Anti migraine medication have the effect to make the small arteries smaller in diameter; this is helpful in case of a migraine, because an enlargement of the small vessels caused the headache if one have an migraine. It could be that this was leading to the death, by lowering the flow inside of the coronary arteries, but we also do not know enough about pre-existing conditions, like hypertension, dyslipedemia (high cholesterol, high LDL) Diabetes and obesitas.

  3. Siam-Bioscience was nationally reported as having no prior experiance in producing vaccine. Just in case you were thinking of quickly setting up a lab in your condo to quickly get in on the gold rush…check you have the proper education and credentials? It’s not the same as bottling beer. What could possibly go wrong?

  4. I’m not an anti-vaxer by any means, but plan to avoid this scrum as long as I can before taking any action. That decision was made the first time I heard “Trump” and “Warp Speed” used in the same sentence. Fast forward to now, Thais trying to run before they walk….. No thanks.

  5. This side effect had been reported in many countries,after vaccination. However,some countries would compensate the victims,but others considered it as “misadventure” with no compensation.That is the reality of the crisis.

  6. @sam – As to the best of my knowledge I never heart about ruptured atrias after a vaccination, also a myocardial infarction, which is here most probable is very rare in connection with the vaccinations. The main side-effect which was discussed worldwide are the rare sinus venous thrombosis, but this happens not so early after the “shot; it needs days.

  7. Why do my comments never get posted? They’re far less controversial than some of the nonsense I read here, less controversial than the nonsense YOU publish here IMO.

    At 46 she here chance of death from covid was barely more than zero. Scientific fact. If you don’t publish this, you hate science.

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