Woman died of unknown heart conditionBy Jennie Slevin
January 31, 2013
A woman whose body was discovered at her home died of a heart condition she didn’t know she had, an inquest heard.
Christine Camilleri, 50, was found by a neighbour at her home in Wondesford Dale, Binfield, on September, 11, last year.
The inquest at Windsor Guildhall on Thursday, January 24, heard Christine’s husband, Stephen, who was away in Newcastle, had asked the neighbour to check on his wife after becoming worried that he couldn’t contact her.
The neighbour saw Christine slumped at her desk through a window and called an ambulance but she was pronounced dead at the scene.
The inquest heard Christine died of ischaemic heart disease, a condition which prevents blood from flowing to the heart. Her condition was worsened by another common heart defect which left her with narrow coronary arteries.
Berkshire coroner Peter Bedford said Christine had been under stress from work and had been taking prescribed anti-depressants but the condition was one that occurs over a long period and was not likely to have been caused by either of these things.
He recorded a verdict of natural causes.