ArticlesProlonged Activity After an Ultimately Fatal Gunshot Wound to the Heart Case ReportJuvin, Philippe M.D.; Brion, Fabrice M.D.; Teissière, Frédéric M.D.; Durigon, Michel M.D.Author Information From the Service de Médecine Légale, Hôpital Raymond Poincaré, Garches, France. Received October 16, 1998; accepted November 16, 1998. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Philippe Juvin, Hôpital Bichat, Service d'anesthésie et de de Réanimation, 46 Rue Henri Huchard, 75018 Paris, France. The American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology: March 1999 - Volume 20 - Issue 1 - p 10-12 Buy Abstract In this article, we describe an unusual case of suicide involving a gunshot wound to the left ventricle. The victim engaged in premortem activity that was both prolonged and methodical. This report stresses the importance of a complete investigation to distinguish such case from an homicide. © 1999 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.